Asian Games 2018 – Squash: Leo Wins 1st & Nicol 5th Gold
The finals of all HK China Men’s and all Malaysian Women’s were played at the Gelora Bung Karno Sports Complex in the Indonesia capital Jakarta.
The men’s final was between second seed Max Lee, the Hong Kong No.1, and domestic rival the World No.21 Leo Au. In a competitive match Au continued his form and become the first HK China player to win gold in the men’s squash event.
— Manimaran (@aaranjitamizhan) 26 August 2018
In the women’s final, Malaysian living legend Nicol David celebrated her 35th birthday by claiming a record 5th Asian Games gold medal, which was 20 years after she had won her first gold.
Although Nicol won the gold but she had to fight back from 2-1 down to overcome fellow country teenager Sivasangari Subramaniam.
Squash queen Nicol David secured a second gold medal for Malaysia in the 2018 Asian Games Jakarta-Palembang by winning the individual event here today. https://t.co/SEUDPepeM9
— FMT News (@fmtoday) 26 August 2018
The detailed results of the finals are as follows:
Leo Au (HKG) bt Max Lee (HKG) 11-8, 12-10, 6-11, 11-4
— Damon Pang (@damon_pang) 26 August 2018
Nicol David (MAS) bt Sivasangari Subramaniam (MAS) 11-13, 11-9, 5-11, 11-6, 11-8 (52m)
— Abeetha Panirsellvam (@abeetha_8) 26 August 2018
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