Commonwealth Games 2014, Glasgow (24-28 July’14)

Saurav Ghosal lost in the Bronze medal match to higher ranked Peter Barker in the individual event at the CWG 2014. Saurav’s appearance in the semi finals is the highest an Indian has ever reached at the games.

En route Saurav had to dig deep to win his 3rd round and quarterfinal.

Dipika Pallikal reached the quarter finals in the women’s event losing to higher ranked Alison Waters.

The results of the 6 member Indian contingent is given below:

Men
Third place play-off:
[3] Peter Barker (ENG) v [4] Saurav Ghosal (IND)

Semi-finals:
[1] Nick Matthew (ENG) bt [3] Peter Barker (ENG)  11-3, 13-11, 11-6 (63m)
[2] James Willstrop (ENG) bt [4] Saurav Ghosal (IND) 11-8, 11-8, 11-5 (49m)

Quarter-finals:
[4] Saurav Ghosal (IND) bt [12] Campbell Grayson (NZL) 8-11, 7-11, 11-6, 11-8, 11-6 (93m) 

3rd round:
[4] Saurav Ghosal (IND) bt [14] Steven Finitsis (AUS) 11-2, 11-5, 4-11, 6-11, 11-8 (86m)

2nd round:
[9] Alan Clyne (SCO) bt Harinder Pal Sandhu (IND)  12-14, 11-9, 13-15, 11-1, 11-9 (116m)
[3] Peter Barker (ENG) bt Mahesh Mangaonkar (IND)  11-4, 11-6, 11-2 (40m)
[4] Saurav Ghosal (IND) bt Paul Coll (NZL)  11-4, 11-4, 11-7 (43m)

1st round:
Harinder Pal Sandhu (IND) bt Michael Craig (NIR)  11-9, 11-5, 11-5
Mahesh Mangaonkar (IND) bt Hardeep Reel (KEN)  11-1, 11-5, 11-7 (24m)
[4] Saurav Ghosal (IND) bt Jules Snagg (SVG)  11-1, 11-6, 11-3 (16m)
 
Women
Quarter-finals:
[4] Alison Waters (ENG) bt [6] Dipika Pallikal (IND) 8-11, 11-2, 11-9, 11-6 (44m)
3rd round:
[3] Joelle King (NZL) bt [12] Joshana Chinappa (IND) 11-3, 11-8, 8-11, 11-5 (48m)
[6] Dipika Pallikal (IND) bt [15] Delia Arnold (MAS) 11-6, 12-10, 11-5 (40m)

2nd round:
[12] Joshana Chinappa (IND) bt Deon Saffery (WAL)  11-9, 11-6, 9-11, 11-9 (47m)
[15] Delia Arnold (MAS) bt Anaka Alankamony (IND)  11-6, 11-8, 11-6 (31m)
[6] Dipika Pallikal (IND) bt Charlotte Knaggs (TRI)  11-4, 11-2, 11-1 (16m)

1st round:
Anaka Alankamony (IND) bt Khaaliqa Nimji (KEN)  11-2, 11-3, 11-6 (14m) 
 

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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