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Manav books Youth Olympics berth

Bangkok, May 8: Top seeded Manav Vikash Thakkar outclassed Shao Josh Chua of Singapore 4-0 in the final of a qualifying series of the Youth Olympic Games (YOG), slated to be held in Buenos Aires this October. The junior world No.2 Indian TT player thrashed Chua 11-4, 11-7, 11-2, 11-9 in the final of the Road To Buenos Aires 2018 YOG Series (Asia). Manav accounted for Jacobo Vahnish of Panama 4-0 in the quarter-finals after his first-round bye and went onto defeat Jordan’s Khaled Khader, also with the same margin, to enter the final. IANS

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