Asian Junior Individual, Kish Island, Iran (22-26 Jun’14)

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.

About Cyrus Poncha
I was born and lived in Bombay before moving to Chennai in 2001 to coach the Indian national squash team....what a journey its been!!

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