Winner - CWYGVelavan Senthilkumar and Harshit Jawanda  gave India a silver medal from the mixed doubles competition of the squash event at the Commonwealth Youth Games held in Samoa.

Beating Scotland  12-10. 8-11, 11-5 in the semi-final was a bright spot for India, something that made them have a stake at the gold or silver medals. However the top seed Malaysians Eain Yow Ng and Andrea Jia Qi Lee proved too good.  The Indians played their part to potential but the Malaysian duo had such good finishing and that made the difference. Malaysia won 11-6, 11-5 to take the gold.

In the semi final Velavan and Harshit however played outstanding squash to get past Scotand. Winning the first game by a whisker the match went to the decider where the India pair won. Earlier, India had defeated Guyana in the quarter final and Pakistan and Northern Island in the pool stage.

Having won a bronze through Velavan in the boys singles earlier, India finished the squash engagements with two medals.


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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  1. Congratulationssssss…………..building of Indian squash future….

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