Indian women win silver medal at 18th Asian Team squash Championships 2016

May 16, 2016 12:31 IST

Asian-Squash-  FederationIndian women’s squash team on 15 May 2016 won the silver medal at the 18th Asian Team squash championships. In the final played at Taipei in Chinese Taipei, Indian team lost to the Malaysian team by 0-2 margin.

This was the ninth women’s Asian Team Squash Championships title for the Malaysian team.

In the first match, India’s Sachika Ingale lost in straight games 7-11, 6-11, 10-12 to Malaysian Sivasangari Subramaniam. Later, Delia Arnold of Malaysia defeated India's top player Joshna Chinappa 9-11, 13-11, 11-8, 11-9.

Dipika Pallikal was not required to play the third match which could have been decisive had Joshna won her encounter.

On the other hand, the Indian boys’ team faced a defeat in the semi-final by arch-rivals Pakistan, 2-1. With this win, Pakistan managed to enter the final for a clash with Hong Kong. Pakistan Men's Team won the title by defeating Hong Kong.

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