Manav Thakkar settles for bronze in Belarus Open

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17 Nov 2018, 16:17 IST

India's Manav Thakkar settled for a bronze medal in the U-21 singles category
India’s Manav Thakkar settled for a bronze medal within the U-21 singles class

Minsk (Belarus), Nov 17 (PTI) India’s Manav Thakkar settled for a bronze medal within the U-21 singles class whereas Harmeet Desai progressed to the pre-quarterfinals of the boys’s singles within the ITTF Problem Belgosstrakh Belarus Open right here on Friday.

Manav, who had a formidable run within the match, misplaced to Russia’s Denis Ivonin within the semifinals (2-3) to overlook out on the gold.

He started nicely, profitable the primary sport 11-5, however misplaced the subsequent 4-11. They shared the subsequent two video games too however Ivonin had the final snigger, profitable the hard-fought decider 11-9.

Manav made a big impact earlier, upsetting the U-21 World No. eight from Japan, Yuki Matsuyama.

Harmeet too impressed in his outing, beating Russia’s Alexey Liventsov 4-2. He took the opening sport 11-9 however misplaced the subsequent two (6-11, 10-12). The Indian then got here into his personal and received the subsequent three (11-7, 11-6, 11-6 ) to enter the subsequent spherical.

He takes on China’s Zheng Solar within the pre-quarters. Manav, who additionally competed within the males’s singles, misplaced to Belgium’s Robin Devos 0-4 (3-11, 11-13, 13-15, 10-12)

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