At Tuana’imato Sports
Facility, Apia, Samoa.....WSF, 7-11 September 2015
Silver for Velavan Senthilkumar and Hasrshit
Jawanda in mixed doubles and bronze for Velavan in men’s
Commonwealth Youth Games: 9/11/2015
Velavan Senthilkumar and Harshit Jawanda gave India a
silver medal from the mixed doubles competition of the
squash event in the Commonwealth Youth Games being held
Beating Scotland 12-10. 8-11, 11-5 in
the semi-final earlier in the day was a bright spot for
India, something that made them have a stake at the gold
or silver medals. However, the top seed Malaysians Eain
Yow Ng and Andrea Jia Qi Lee proved too good. The
Indians played their part to potential but the Malaysian
duo had such good finishing and that made the
difference. Malaysia won 11-6, 11-5 to take the gold.
Earlier Velavan won a bronze medal in the men's
singles by default as his play-off opponent opponent
Israr Ahamad of Pakistan reported sick and could not
take the court.
Men’s Final:  Eain Yow Ng
(MAS) bt  Patrick Rooney (ENG) 11-8, 12-10, 11-5
Third place play-off: Velavan Senthilkumar (IND)
bt [3/4] Israr Ahmed (PAK) w/o
 Eain Yow Ng (MAS) bt Velavan Senthilkumar (IND)
11-7, 11-3, 11-7  Patrick Rooney (ENG) bt [3/4]
Israr Ahmed (PAK) 11-8, 11-2, 11-0
Quarter-finals:  Eain Yow Ng (MAS) bt Richard
Hollins (SCO) 11-3, 11-4, 11-5 Velavan Senthilkumar
(IND) bt [3/4] Luke Jones (NZL) 12-10, 3-11, 11-6, 11-5
[3/4] Israr Ahmed (PAK) bt Alex Eustace (AUS) 11-8,
11-6, 8-11, 11-3  Patrick Rooney (ENG) bt Stephen
Hearst (NIR) 11-5, 11-5, 11-3
At Scotstoun Sports Campus,
Glasgow, Scotland 3rd August 2014
historic squash gold at Commonwealth Games
Dipika Pallikal and Joshana
Chinappa created history by winning India's first ever
squash medal at the Commonwealth Games when they won the
women's doubles final in straight games to clinch the
gold at the Scotstoun Sports Campus.
combine had a rather easy outing by winning the summit
clash 11-6, 11-8 against England's Jenny Duncalf and
Laura Massaro, who once again failed in the final after
having settled for the silver four years ago in New
Another English pair Alison Waters and
Emma Beddoes took home the bronze overcoming Australians
Rachael Grinham and Kasey Brown 11-3, 11-5 in a playoff.
Though Dipika and Joshana won the first game quite
comfortably, they were trailing in the second to the
English pair. However, the Indians displayed nerves of
steel to overtake their opponents and come out on top to
clinch the yellow metal
MEN’S Final: 
David Palmer & Cameron Pilley (AUS) bt  Adrian Grant
& Nick Matthew (ENG) 10-11, 11-7, 11-9 (80m)
Semi-finals:  Adrian Grant & Nick
Matthew (ENG) bt  Alan Clyne & Harry Leitch (SCO)
11-7, 11-2 (46m)  David Palmer & Cameron Pilley
(AUS) bt  Daryl Selby & James Willstrop (ENG) 11-4,
 Adrian Grant & Nick Matthew (ENG) bt  Peter
Creed & David Evans (WAL) 11-9, 11-4 (45m)  Alan
Clyne & Harry Leitch (SCO) bt  Ryan Cuskelly &
Matthew Karwalski (AUS) 11-7, 11-5 (46m)  Daryl
Selby & James Willstrop (ENG) bt  Lance Beddoes &
Paul Coll (NZL) 11-8, 6-11, 11-9 (68m)  David
Palmer & Cameron Pilley (AUS) bt  Stuart Crawford &
Greg Lobban (SCO) 11-9, 11-5 (45m)
sixteen round:  Stuart Crawford & Greg
Lobban (SCO) bt  Saurav Ghosal & Harinder Pal Sandhu
(IND) 11-5, 8-11, 11-9 (51m)
qualifying round:  Saurav Ghosal &
Harinder Pal Sandhu (IND) bt Paul Kadoma & Michael
Kawooya (UGA) 11-7, 11-3 (15m)
qualifying round:  Saurav Ghosal &
Harinder Pal Sandhu (IND) bt Malton Blair & Julian
Jervis (CAY) 9-11, 11-3, 11-2 (29m)  Peter Creed
& David Evans (WAL) bt  Saurav Ghosal & Harinder Pal
Sandhu (IND) 11-8, 11-3 (30m)
Tamil Nadu CM Jayalalitha 50
lakhs each Cash Reward to Joshna & Dipika (Squash
Doubles Gold Winners Chennai: Lauding
the performance of Dipika Pallikal and Joshna Chinappa,
who won the squash doubles gold at the Commonwealth
Games, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa Sunday
announced a cash award of Rs.50 lakh each to the
winners. (Medal Tally)
In separate identical
congratulatory letters to Pallikal and Chinappa,
Jayalalithaa said she was delighted to learn of one more
triumph in their sporting career, a gold medal in the
squash women's doubles event.
"I understand this
is the first time that India has won a Commonwealth
Games Gold Medal in squash. Yet again, you have done
both the nation and Tamil Nadu proud. Kindly accept my
heartiest congratulations on behalf of the people of
Tamil Nadu on your splendid achievement." Recalling
the enhancement of cash award for sportspersons winning
a Commonwealth gold medal to Rs. 50 lakh by her in 2011,
she told the winners that each of them will be receiving
"I congratulate you and all those who have
contributed to your success and wish you many more such
laurels on behalf of the country and Tamil Nadu in
DMK President M Karunanidhi also
congratulated the duo.
At Scotstoun Sports Campus,
Glasgow, Scotland.....28 July 2014
Nicol David & Nick Matthew Celebrate Historic
Commonwealth Games Double Title: 28 Jul 2014 (Glasgow,
Top seeds Nicol David and Nick
Matthew marked an historic Commonwealth Games double
today when both successfully retained their Squash
singles titles at the Glasgow 2014 Games.
the world No1 from Malaysia who is competing in her
fifth successive Games since her maiden home soil
appearance in 1998 in Kuala Lumpur, aged 15 - beat
England's world champion Laura Massaro in the women's
final, whilst world No2 Matthew survived a five-game
battle with fellow Englishman James Willstrop in a
repeat of the 2010 men's final in Delhi.
matches brought to a close an exhilarating five-day
festival of squash staged on a spectacular all-glass
showcourt at Scotstoun Sports Campus in Scotland's
largest city, watched by unprecedented crowds in excess
of 2,000 each day.
Men’s ALL RESULTS
Final:  Nick Matthew
(ENG) bt  James Willstrop (ENG) 11-9, 8-11, 11-5,
6-11, 11-5 (100m)
Third place play-off:  Peter Barker (ENG) bt  Saurav Ghosal
(IND) 11-5, 6-11, 11-5, 11-6 (53m)
Semi-finals:  Nick Matthew (ENG) bt 
Peter Barker (ENG) 11-3, 13-11, 11-6 (63m)  James
Willstrop (ENG) bt  Saurav Ghosal (IND) 11-8, 11-8,
 Nick Matthew (ENG) bt  Chris Simpson (GGY) 11-7,
11-8, 11-9 (53m)  Peter Barker (ENG) bt 
Cameron Pilley (AUS) 11-8, 11-4, 11-5 (52m) 
Saurav Ghosal (IND) bt  Campbell Grayson (NZL) 8-11,
7-11, 11-6, 11-8, 11-6 (93m)  James Willstrop
(ENG) bt  Ivan Yuen (MAS) 11-1, 11-7, 11-3 (29m)
her fourth attempt, after competing in Squash's maiden appearance in the
Games in her home country in 1998 when just 15, Malaysia's world number
one Nicol David finally claimed gold when she beat England's
Duncalf, the world No2, in a convincing straight games victory in
today's women's final at the Siri Fort Complex in
who picked up a record-equalling fifth world title only two weeks ago and
this month celebrated her 54th month as world No1, traded points with her
WISPA Tour rival in the early exchanges - but, from three-all, the event
favourite won eight points in a row to take the opening game.
taking the second for five points, the Malaysian had to handle a late surge
by Duncalf as the 27-year-old from Harrogate in Yorkshire battled to stay in
after some inspiring rallies from both players, Nicol served for the match
for the first time only to win the point on a stroke - thus giving the
long-awaited gold medal to the Malaysian superstar for the first time.
packed crowd screamed and whistled as Nicol David did a 'lap of
honour' around the spectacular all-glass showcourt with the Malaysian flag
draped around her shoulders.
so excited right now - it's just so wonderful," said the jubilant David
after her 11-3, 11-5, 11-7 triumph.
didn't play her best today - but I had to take my opportunities.
match ball I just knew that I had to be ready to play the longest rally I've
ever played. It wasn't the best way to finish - but it meant winning gold! I
was just on another planet."
there a sense of relief in her win? "Yes - but at the same time I knew
I had a great week, coming in from my success at the worlds - I had to be
true to my game."
did she feel under pressure? "There will always be that, whatever I do
- I feel I always have to win and in my mind I want to go for it.
Commonwealth Games gold medal is one of my highest achievements so
far. The fact that it's in a multi-sport event, which means so much for
Malaysia, makes it even more important for me," concluded the
27-year-old from Penang.
admitted to mixed feelings about the outcome: "It's a strange feeling -
you come into a final hoping to win. But at the same time, winning a silver
medal is one of my highest achievements. To get a silver medal is truly
don't think Nicol did a lot wrong - she didn't really give me a look in. All
credit to her - she's a deserved winner."
third-place play-off match did not take place after England's third seed
Waters was forced to withdraw following an Achilles injury sustained in
the semi-final against Duncalf - giving the bronze medal to Australia's
sixth seed Kasey Brown.
pretty gutted," said 26-year-old Londoner, who learned that she moved
to a career-high world No3 in the women's rankings today. "I had a scan
today and have a slight tear on the Achilles tendon in my left leg. I'll be
out for a couple of weeks so I'm pretty disappointed.
not lost to Kasey, I'd have felt confident against her - but she's playing
well at the moment. And in the doubles I had chances of medals in both
we've got strength in the team - we'll still be pushing for medals.
be staying here till the end - I'll be their No1 supporter!
at least I've had some good news today by going to No3 in the world
rankings," added Waters.
 Nick Matthew (ENG) v  Peter Barker (ENG)
 James Willstrop (ENG) v  Mohd Azlan Iskandar (MAS) Nick Matthew (ENG) v  Peter Barker (ENG)
 James Willstrop (ENG) v  Mohd Azlan Iskandar (MAS)
 Nicol David (MAS) v  Kasey Brown (AUS)
 Jenny Duncalf (ENG) v  Alison Waters (ENG)
 Nick Matthew (ENG) bt  Cameron Pilley (AUS) 11-7, 11-5, 11-6
 Peter Barker (ENG) bt  Stewart Boswell (AUS) 10-12, 11-9, 11-3, 11-3
 Mohd Azlan Iskandar (MAS) bt  Daryl Selby (ENG) 11-6, 7-11, 13-11,
 James Willstrop (ENG) bt  David Palmer (AUS) 9-11, 8-11, 11-5, 11-8,
Title triumph for Sandeep, Surbhi in Commonwealth
Invitational Squash event (14/7/2010)
New Delhi, Jul 14,
Mumbai's Sandeep Jangra and Jaipur's Surbhi Misra clinched the men's and
women's titles respectively in the Commonwealth Invitational Squash Test
event at the Siri Fort Sports Complex here today.
earned a hard-fought 6-11 12-10 10-12 11-9 11-7 win over compatriot and
higher ranked Harinder Pal Sandhu in the 40-minute final match, while Surbhi
showed urgency in going for the finish from short rallies to thrash Harshit
Kaur Jawanda 11-2 11-5 11-4.
launched a foray of aggressive rallies against his more fancied opponent
after being one game down. The strategy paid dividends as Sandeep clawed his
way back into the match to level the match 1-1.
winning the second game, Sandeep failed to wrap up the third despite leading
mid-way mainly due to unforced errors.
1-2, Sandeep then shed his nervousness and came up with superb returns from
his flowing forehands to clinch the fourth and fifth game and the match in
on the other hand, had a field day against Jawanda in the women's final,
making her opponent run all around the court.
world number 83, kept up the pressure on Jawanda from the very beginning
before humbling the latter in just 16 minutes.
the semifinals, Sandeep had defeated his brother Vikas 11-7 7-11 11-6 11-4,
while Surbhi got the better of Vishrutyi Sahni 11-2, 11-5 11-4.
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