Harinder Pal Sandhu wins
gold in men's squash at Beach Games
Phuket, Thailand: India's Harinder
Pal Singh Sandhu held his own to defeat Hong Kong's Yip
Tsz Fung in an exciting three-game affair to win gold in
the men's squash event at the Asian Beach Games, which
is currently taking place at Phuket in Thailand.
Apart from Sandhu, India got two
more bronze medals in Kush Kumar (men's singles) and
Aparajitha Balamurukan (women's singles).
Harinder, ranked 60 in the world,
was 23 rungs above Fung but the contest was more even
than the rankings suggested.
Harinder later said,"This is a
superb tournament and am proud to win a gold medal for
my country. It has been a memorable week. Firstly, I was
honoured when IOA selected me to carry the Indain flag
at the opening ceremony and now I am going home with a
gold medal. Playing in the outdoor setting was special,"