Jakarta: Indian women squash team gets 18th Asian GamesOn 14th day (September 1) team event had to be satisfied with Silver Medal. Hong Kong defeated India 2-0 in the final match on Saturday. Hong Kong’s Wing Au, Ho Chan, Ji Ho and Kay Lee’s team performed brilliantly in the final. Joshna Chinappa, Deepika Pallikal Kartik, Sunaina Kuruvilla and Tanvi Khanna’s team won the gold medal in the final by defeating Hong Kong in two consecutive matches. Sunnis Kuruvilla and India’s number one Joshna Chinappa lost their singles matches. This is the second defeat of India’s Hong Kong in three days. Winning a silver medal for India is also an achievement. He defeated Malaysia in the semi-finals. The Indian team won silver in Incheon four years ago. The Indian squash team has won five medals in the 18th Asian Games in this way, besides women’s team silver bronze and three bronze medals of individual events.
The first single match was among the most vulnerable players of both teams. In the world, 88th Kuruvilla was defeated by the number 51 Taiji Lok Ho from 8-11, 6-11, 12-10, 3-11. This was followed by India’s opponent on Chinappa, but she lost to Anne 3-11, 9-11, 5-11 in the one-sided match. The Indian team defeated Malaysia 2-1 in the semi-finals. With this gold medal of Amit and Bridge team, India’s gold medal has gone up to 15. At the same time, India account includes 24 silver and 29 bronze medals. Let us know that India had won the medal in 2010 in the history of Asian Games in 67 years. She then won a total of 65 medals, including 14 gold in the Guangzhou Games. Now India has broken this record because the number of medals has gone up to 67.
India has missed out on breaking the record of most gold medals, with the defeat of the Indian women squash team in the most gold record final. Let us say that the highest 15 gold medals were obtained by India in the 1951 Asian Games. In these games, India got 51 medals including 15 gold. We had never received 15 gold since this, but in 2018 India has equalized this record.
Please tell that Joshna Chinappa defeated 8-time world champion Nicole David, from which Indian women squash team defeated the last champion Malaysia 2.0 and went on to win the Asian Games final for the second time.
World No 16 ranked player Chinappa was defeated by Anne U. in the last pool match against Hong Kong. India finished second behind Hong Kong and secured a tough opponent in the form of Malaysia.
Unable to control her tears after the defeat, Chinappa defeated David on the very next day, winning the gold medal in the Asian Games five times. David also had the support of the audience, but Chinappa was not disturbed by this. He had defeated 12.10, 11.9, 6.11, 10.12, 11.9.
World number 19 Deepika, too, did not perform well against Joe Chan yesterday, but she defeated former world number five Low V Vern. He won 11.2, 11.9, 11.7.