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India bags gold in the Asian Junior Squash Championship

India defeated Malaysia by a score of 2-0 in the boy’s team event at the Asian Junior Squash championship on Sunday. This is their second victory, once back in 2011 defeating Pakistan in Colombo.

India’s No. 1 player Velavan Senthilkumar defeated second seed Malaysia’s Ong Sai Hun in quick time. Then Abhay Singh prevailed over Darren Rahul in a set of five games finally winning the championship.

National coach Cyrus Poncha said, “It was brilliant stuff from the Indians,” expressing his felicity for his team’s blazing performance.

 

“After the British Junior Open success and now the Asian championship, it is clear junior squash in the country is on a firm foundation, thanks to the structured training that was started more than a decade ago. My congratulations to the entire team for winning the Asian crown again” said the Squash Rackets Federation of India (SRFI) patron N Ramachandran cheering the team.

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