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Beach Games 2014

  At Phuket, Thaliand : 16th Nov 2014
 

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," he said.

Final:
[1] Harinder Pal Sandhu (IND) bt [2] Tsz Fung Yip (HKG)  7-2, 5-7, 7-3 (16m)  

Semi-finals:
[1] Harinder Pal Sandhu (IND) bt [3/4] Muhammad Asim Khan (PAK)  7-1, 7-1
[2] Tsz Fung Yip (HKG) bt [3/4] Kush Kumar (IND)  7-6, 7-1

Quarter-finals:
[1] Harinder Pal Sandhu (IND) bt Navid Maleksabet (IRI)  7-1, 7-2
[3/4] Muhammad Asim Khan (PAK) bt Chi Him Wong (HKG)  7-4, 7-3
[3/4] Kush Kumar (IND) bt Phuwis Poonsiri (THA)  7-2, 7-4
[2] Tsz Fung Yip (HKG) bt Abbas Shoukat (PAK)  7-4, 7-6

ALL Women’s resuls

Final:
[2] Liu Tsz-Ling (HKG) bt [1] Tong Tsz-Wing (HKG)  7-2, 7-0 (10m)

Semi-finals:
[1] Tong Tsz-Wing (HKG) bt [3/4] Aparajitha Balamurukan (IND)  7-4, 7-6
[2] Liu Tsz-Ling (HKG) bt [3/4] Li Dongjin (CHN)  7-4, 7-6

Quarter-finals:
[1] Tong Tsz-Wing (HKG) bt Riffat Khan (PAK)  7-3, 7-3
[3/4] Aparajitha Balamurukan (IND) bt Duan Siyu (CHN)  7-2, 7-4
[3/4] Li Dongjin (CHN) bt Catur Yuliana (INA)  7-6, 7-2
[2] Liu Tsz-Ling (HKG) bt Sammer Anjum (PAK)  7-1, 7-1