Asian Games 2018 – Squash: Malaysia & HK China Into The Finals
The Squash semi-finals day in the Asian Games 2018 in Indonesia, had Malaysia and Hong Kong China qualify for the gold in Sunday’s finals at the Gelora Bung Karno Sports Complex in Jakarta.
Sivasangari Subramaniam the 19-year-old world No.40, Malaysian continued her maiden appearance form in the Asian Games by yesterday defeating top seed Annie Au in the quarter-finals, and in the semis after a 41 minutes battle succeeding to beat the world No.16 Joshna Chinappa from India.
Asian Games 2018: Malaysia secured second gold medal after two national squash players Datuk Nicol David dan S. Sivasangari qualify for the final, tomorrow pic.twitter.com/BJbeJzLZz7
— BERNAMA (@bernamadotcom) 25 August 2018
In the second Women semi-final, the distinguished former world number Nicol David, saw off the Indian Dipika Pallikal Karthik and reached the final for the sixth time in a row.
In the Men’s semi-finals, the Hong Kong players dominated the day and made the final into a all-Hong Kong affair.
In the first semi the existing Hong Kong champion Leo Au, for the second successive time denied Indian No. 1 Saurav Ghosal, a place in the final after fighting back from 2-0 down.
This is the 2nd Asian Games in a row that the women’s final will be an all-Malaysian affair
— Devinder Singh (@devinder00) 25 August 2018
Leo will play the final against Max Lee the second seed who beat Malaysian Nafiizwan Adnan, after fighting back from two games down.
The detailed results were:
- Leo Au (HKG) bt Saurav Ghosal (IND) 10-12, 11-13, 11-6, 11-5, 11-6 (76 minutes).
- Max Lee (HKG) bt Nafiizwan Adnan (MAS) 5-11, 6-11, 11-5, 11-5, 11-9.
- Nicol David (MAS) bt Dipika Pallikal Karthik (IND) 11-7, 11-9, 11-6 (32 minutes).
- Sivasangari Subramaniam (MAS) bt Joshna Chinappa (IND) 12-10, 11-6, 9-11, 11-7 (41 minutes).
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