Asian Junior Individual, Kish Island, Iran (22-26 Jun’14)
Jun 27, 2014 Leave a comment
Indian under 13 national champion Veer Chotrani won gold at the 21st Asian Junior Individual Squash Championship in Kish Island, Iran. The Indian contingent returned with 1 gold, 2 silver and 5 bronze medals.
The competition was held for boys’ and girls’ under-13, under-15, under-17 and under-19 categories, under the aegis of the Asian Squash Federation.
Mumbai lad and top seed Chotrani bounced back to defeat second seed Yash Fadte 8-11, 13-11, 11-9, 11-9 in a thrilling 51-minute under-13 final.
Apart from Chotrani’s gold medal, Fadte’s and Kush Kumar had to settle for a silver medal each. Kush in under-19 category went down to second seed Tayyab Aslam of Pakistan in a riveting final 6-11, 11-7, 11-9, 6-11, 9-11 after leading 9-6 in the fifth game in an 89-minute thriller.
S. Samita (gu13), Harshit Kaur Jawanda (gu17), Tanvi Khanna (gu19), Navaneeth Prabhu (bu13) & Dev Vazirani (bu15) won bronze medals at the event.