Jakarta, Sep 1: India’s women’s squash team lost to Hong Kong 0-2 in the final and settled for silver at 18th Asian Games here on Saturday.
Another brilliant feat achieved by our women champions at #AsianGames2018. Girls of our Squash Team won a SILVER in the women's team Squash Finals. High Five to you ladies. You have made India Proud ????? #KheloIndia #IndiaAtAsianGames pic.twitter.com/lqB9Pmf69p
— Col Rajyavardhan Rathore (@Ra_THORe) September 1, 2018
With this women’s squash team silver, India’s medal count swells to 68 medals – 15 gold, 24 silver and 29 bronze.
India’s Joshna Chinappa and Sunanya Kuruvilla lost their respective matches, while Dipika Pallikal didn’t get a chance to compete at the final match of the tournament.
In the first clash, Sunayna was defeated 0-1 by Hong Kong’s Ho Tze Lok, following which Chinappa went head to head with Hong Kong champion Annie Au. However, the ace Indian squash player failed to defeat her opponent in the must-win game.
The Indian women’s Squash team qualified for the final after registering a 2-0 victory over Malaysia, with Chinappa sealing a 3-2 (10-12, 9-11, 11-6, 12-10, 9-11) victory over legendary Nicol David. Dipika, too, kept the momentum going and stumped her opponent 3-0 (2-11, 9-11, 7-11) in the next match.
With this women’s squash team silver, India now stands 8th in the medal tally with 68 medals, including 15 gold, 24 silver, and 29 bronze medals.