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Bahria Town International Womens Squash Championship 2014

  At Rawalpindi, Pakistan (24/02/2014)
   
     
  World Squash Association sponsored event in Pakistan named "Bahria Town International Womens Squash Championship " was held in Rawalpindi, Pakistan from 20 Feb 2014 to 24 Feb 2014 at Safari Club in Bahria Town.

The event was in the process of cancellation due to withdrawal of many foreign players including China, Canada due to Security because of recent developments in Pakistan. However, the organisers made all the arrangements to make it successful. The lone Indian girl Sachika Ingale (after withdrawal of Anandita Gupta from the event) went ahead against all odds and participated in the event. The only thing in her mind was "Friendship through Sports". After defeating many stalwards of Pakistan in the climb to the FINALS, she defeated the Pakistan National Womens Champion Zoya Khalid 11-5, 11-6, 11-9 in the Finals thus making it straight 3-0 win. A noteworthy feat is that through out the tournament, she has not dropped a single set. This is her first ever WSA event at International Championship. She made the country proud last year also by reaching pre quarter finals of the World Junior Championship in Poland in Jul 2013.
 
 

2004 SAF Games, Islamabad, Pakistan
Feb 2004

Men's Final:
Mansoor Zaman bt Shahid Zaman  3-9, 9-6, 0-9, 9-4, 10-9

Women's Final:
Joshna Chinappa (Ind) bt Mikhala Subedar (Ind)  9-4, 8-10, 9-5, 9-1

INDIA & PAKISTAN SHARE SAF SQUASH GOLD

In a final that went the distance, Mansoor Zaman had to draw in all his energies to overcome the challenge of Shahid Zaman to snatch gold in an all-Pakistan squash final of the 9th SAF Games.

As the scoreline suggests, the match was a real cracker as the two players fought tooth and nail for almost 80 minutes before Mansoor could complete victory at the Roshan Khan Complex.

 

So tight was the match that Mansoor fought back after being 3-8 to level the scores at 8-8 before Shahid came at par. However, from there onwards, Mansoor zoomed ahead to seal the match much to the relief of his father Qamar Zaman,
who is also the Pakistan manager.

In the women's final featuring Indian players, Joshana Chinappa defeated Mikhala Subedar 9-4, 8-10, 9-5, 9-1 in another exciting match.

Joshana, who had won the Asian Junior championship at the same venue was always the favourite to clinch gold and she lived up to that pre-tournament billing.