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Asian Junior Squash: Indian boys clinch gold!

February 05, 2017 17:37 IST

The gold medal-winning boys team hoist the flag at the Asian Junior Squash meet in Hong Kong on Sunday

IMAGE: The gold medal-winning boys team hoist the flag at the Asian Junior Squash meet in Hong Kong on Sunday. Photograph: Twitter

Top seed India defeated Malaysia 2-0 to win the gold medal in the boy's team event at the Asian Junior Squash championship, in Hong Kong on Sunday.

The Indian boys had won the title for the second time, having won in 2011 after defeating arch-rivals Pakistan in Colombo.

Fresh from his Asian individual and British Junior Open successes, 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 hard-fought five games to lift the title for India.

Squash Rackets Federation of India (SRFI) patron N Ramachandran expressed his happiness over India's 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," Ramachandran said. 

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