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Kush Kumar Won Gold in Men’s Singles Squash at Asian Youth Games

Aug 20, 2013 19:10 IST

Kush Kumar of India won gold in Men’s Singles Squash at the second Asian Youth Games in Nanjing, China on 19 August 2013. 

This is the India’s first gold in and overall fourth medal at the second Asian Youth Games.

In the Men's Singles finals, Kush defeated Malaysia's Mohammad Syafiq Mohd by 11-9, 5-11, 11-9, and 11-7 to win the Gold.

In Asian Youth Games Indian athletes were participating as Independent Olympic Athletes, as India has been suspended from the Olympic Movement by the International Olympic Committee on 4 December 2012, owing to Government interference.

About Asian Youth Games (AYG)

Asian Youth Games is a multi-sports event subordinate to Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) and is held every four years. Olympic Council of Asia was founded on 26 November 1981. OCA headquarter is located in Kuwait. OCA is the sole organization that administrates Asian Olympic Games comprehensively. OCA has 5 flagship events, namely Asian Games, Asian Winter Games, Asian Indoor & Martial Arts Games, Asian Beach Games and Asian Youth Games.

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