India wins eight medals at Asian Junior C’ship

India has bagged two silver and six bronze medals with an Indian still in the fray for another medal.

Sunayna Kuruvilla (left) won a bronze medal for India.   -  V. Ganesan (File Photo)

India has bagged two silver and six bronze medals at the Asian Junior Individual Squash Championship in Amman, with an Indian - Tushar Shahani - still in the fray for a silver or a gold. The tournament ends on Saturday.

Neel Joshi (U-15) and Yuvraj Wadhwani (U-13) were runners-up in their respective sections to collect a silver medal each. India’s girls won all the bronze, losing in the semifinals.

On Friday, Neel and Yuvraj made it to the title round. Neel was impressive in his straight game win over Iran’s Danial Gharooni. Among the girls, Sunayna Kuruvilla (U-19) and Yoshna Singh impressed.

The results


Final: U-15: Muhammad Amir Amirul Bin Azhar (1) (Mal) bt Neel Joshi 11-8, 9-11, 12-10, 11-9; U-13: Joachim Chuah Han Wen (1) bt Yuvraj Wadhwani 11-9, 11-9, 11-8 (semi-final) U-17: Tushar Shahani (2) bt To Wai Lok (5/8)(HK) 10-12, 5-11, 11-7, 11-6,11-7; U-15: Neel Joshi (2) bt Danial Gharooni (¾) (Irn) 12-10, 11-6, 11-4; U-13: Yuvraj Wadhwani (2) bt Paarth Ambani (5/8) 12-10, 11-8, 7-11, 12-14, 12-10.


Semifinal: U-19: Satomi Watanabe (1) (Jpn) bt Sunayna Kuruvilla (¾) 9-11, 11-3, 9-11, 11-7, 11-8; Ho Ka Wing (2) (HK) bt Ashita Pranaya Bhengra (5/8) 8-11, 11-3, 11-9, 11-3; U-17: Lui Hiu Lam (1)(HK) bt Navmi Sharma (5/8) 11-7, 11-5, 11-0; U-15: Jessica Keng (1) (Mal) bt Ananya Dabke (3/4) 11-8, 11-1, 11-1; Kiroshanna Manoharan (2)(Mal) bt Yoshna Singh 11-1, 11-4, 11-13, 5-11, 11-8; U-13: Aira Azman (1)(Mal) bt Yuvna Gupta (¾) 11-7, 11-3, 11-2.

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