Bronze For Velavan at the Commonwealth Youth Games
Sep 8, 2015 Leave a comment
Velavan Senthilkumar won a bronze medal in the boys singles event at the squash event of the Commonwealth Youth Games being held in Samoa.
It did not matter that the Tamil Nadu boy Velavan got the medal on a platter after his losing semifinalist opponent Israr Ahamad of Pakistan reported sick and could not take the court. Earlier Velavan failed to spring any surprise against the top seed Ng Eain Yeow of Malaysia, who has a crisp game and gave little away. Vela matched him for a while in the first game. But better staying power saw the Malaysian cruise to a comfortable win. The scoreline was 11-7, 11-3, 11-7.
Israr had earlier conceded his semi-final match against England’s Patrick Rooney citing illness and could not recover for the bronze medal match.
Third place play-off:
Velavan Senthilkumar (IND) bt [3/4] Israr Ahmed (PAK) w/o
 Eain Yow Ng (MAS) bt Velavan Senthilkumar (IND) 11-7, 11-3, 11-7
Velavan Senthilkumar (IND) bt [3/4] Luke Jones (NZL) 12-10, 3-11, 11-6, 11-5
Velavan Senthilkumar (IND) bt Jason Doyle (SVG) 11-4, 11-4, 11-6
Sadia Gul (PAK) bt [3/4] Harshit Jawanda (IND) 7-11, 14-12, 11-8, 11-9
[3/4] Harshit Jawanda (IND) bt Susanna Armano (BER) 11-2, 11-5, 11-8