Saurav Ghosal & Chinappa clinch squash gold in
national games in Kerala: 4/2/2015
Thiruvananthapuram: The seasoned squash duo of Saurav
Ghosal and Joshana Chinappa clinched the individual gold
in contrasting styles in the 35th National Games in
It saw complete domination by Tamil Nadu
as all the finalists in both the men's and women's
competition belonged to the state. First up was women's
singles in which the seasoned Joshana Chinappa did not
have much trouble in sailing past Lakshya R 11-5 11-8
11-4 to nab the gold medal.
The bronze medals
went to losing semifinalists -- Urwashi Joshi of
Maharashtra and Uttar Pradesh's Sachika Ingale.
In the men's summit clash, Ghosal rallied to beat
Harinder Pal Singh Sandhu after conceding the initial
advantage. He won the match 4-11 11-4 11-8 11-6 to
expectedly walk away with the top honours, while
bronze-medallists were Delhi's Gaurav Nadrajoy and Tamil
Nadu's Ravi Dixit.
Anwesha Reddy (TN) lost to Aprajitha (TN) in a nail biting five match set. Anwesha was leading with 2-0 when Aprajitha came back in the third game and won it by 13-11. The next two game was easily won by Aprajitha as there was no fight back from Anwesha.In the Men’s final, Harinder dominated the proceedings apart from dropping the second game against state mate Ravi
Dixit. Ravi tried his level best to pull off his second upset in the event after defeating Sandeep Jangra in the semi finals. But he could not do it and Harinder won the match easily.
Men's Gold Medal : Harinder Pal Singh (1), Tamil
Nadu, def. Ravi Dixit (3/4), Tamil Nadu, 11-5, 7-11, 11-8, 11-5 . Bronze medals : Sandeep Jangra (Services) & Vikas Jangra (Services) Women’s Gold Medal : Aparajitha Balamurukan (2), Tamil Nadu, def. Anwesha Reddy (1), Tamil
Nadu, 3-11, 2-11, 13-11, 11-5, 11-7. . Bronze medals : Lakaysha Ragavendran (TN) & Anadita Gupta (MP)
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