Asian Games squash: India men and women teams settle for bronzeBy IANS
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
GUANGZHOU - India’s men and women squash teams lost their semi-final clashes but ended up with bronze medals at the Asian Games here Wednesday.
The Indian men lost 0-2 to top-seed and arch-rivals Pakistan while the women went down to fancied Malaysia with an identical scoreline at the Asian Games Town Gymnasium.
India’s Siddharth Suchde, world No.73, had his chances against Farhan Mehboob, world No. 30 but lost 14-16, 12-10, 9-11, 5-11.
India’s No.1 Saurav Ghoshal, ranked 25th in the world, lost 13-15, 11-5, 5-11, 6-11 to World No.23 Aamir Atlas Khan, who belongs to the clan of legendary Pakistani Jansher Khan.
Saurav, who had stunned world No.15 Mohammed Azlan Iskandar of Malaysia here Tuesday, was scrappy against the Pakistani.
The women’s match was a one-sided affair. India’s Anaka Alankamony lost 2-11, 4-11, 6-11 to Low Wee Wern in 22 minutes while world No.37 Joshana Chinappa went down tamely to World No. 1 Nicol David 4-11, 2-11 3-11 and team had to settle for a bronze.