India beats Pakistan to win Gold at Asian Boys Championship

Indian boys beat Pakistan to win gold at Asian Team squash

India win gold at Asian Team Squash

The Indian junior boys team created history when they downed archrivals and defending title holders Pakistan India  2-1 in the 15th Asian Junior Team Championships held in Colombo, Sri Lanka to win this prestigious title for the first time in Indian squash history since the inception of the Asian Championships in 1983.

Ramit Tandon bt Danish Atlas Khan 11/7, 6/11, 11/9, 8/11, 11/9, Abhishek Pradhan lost to Nasir Iqbal 4/11, 7/11, 3/11, Mahesh Mangaonkar bt Sadam Ul Haq11/7, 11/2, 11/6 Read more of this post

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World Junior Women Day 2

DAY 2 – DIPIKA & ANAKA IN THE QUARTERFINALS

Dipika Pallikal and Anaka Alankamony from India joined 4 Egyptians and 2 girls from USA in the quarterfinals at the World Junior Women’s Individual Squash Championships in Cologne, Germany. This is the first time ever 2 Indians will feature in the quarterfinals at the World Championship. Read more of this post

Women’s World Junior Squash Championships 2010, Cologne

Click here for the latest news on the Women’s World Junior Squash Championships 2010 which is from  25 June  to 29 June  in Cologne, Germany. Dipika Pallikal  seeded #2, Anaka Alkamony #8, Aparajitha B & Anwesha Reddy make up the  Indian team. At the last championship India finished 3rd

Ravi & Kush win in Malaysia

India won two age-group titles in the Milo All-Star Malaysian Open squash championship here Saturday as Ravi Dixit (boys under-19) and Kush Kumar (Boys under-15) won their final matches.

Dixit defeated second seed Mohd Zul Azri of Malaysia 11-5, 11-7, 12-10 while Kush Kumar overcame Vin Tan (Malaysia) who conceded the final after losing the first game 7-11 following an injury. Dev Vazirani of India upset top seed Eugene Heng of Malaysia 11-9, 9-11, 3-11, 11-9, 11-8 in the boys under-11 semi-finals, but lost the final to Pakistan’s Hammas Ahmed Tarar 8-11, 5-11, 1-11.

Asian Seniors Quarter finals

Saurav and Dipika move into the semis.

Nicol David (MAS)[1] bt Song Sun Mi (KOR)[9/16] 11-4 11-7 11-7 (24m)
Dipika Pallikal (IND)[9/16] bt Misaki Kobayashi (JPN)[9/16] 12-10 11-8 11-6 (32m)
Rebecca Chiu (HKG)[2] bt Joshna Chinappa (IND)[5/8] 11-5 11-13 11-7 11-6 (39m)
Joey Chan (HKG)[5/8] bt Delia Arnold (MAS)[3/4] 11-4 11-4 11-6 (28m)

Azlan Iskandar (MAS)[1] bt Abdulla Almezayen (KUW)[9/16] 13-11 11-7 12-10 (50m)
Saurav Ghosal (IND)[3/4] bt Farhan Mehboob (PAK)[5/8]  11-7,11-1,11-6 (35m)
Aamir Atlas Khan (PAK)[3/4] bt Nafiizwan Adnan (MAS)[5/8] 12-10 11-8 11-5 (35m)
Yasir Ali Butt (PAK)[5/8] bt Ong Beng Hee (MAS)[2] 10-12 11-8 11-8 11-9 (60m)

Asian Senior Squash, Chennai Day 1

Malaysians Nicol David and Mohd. Azlan advanced a step closer to defending their titles at the Asian Senior Squash Championships with easy wins. The showstopper of the day was the pre-quarterfinal contest between Dipika Pallikal and Low Wee Wern wherein the local favourite came back from the dead to register a victory in five games over 65 minutes.

Dipika lost the first game 10-12 and trailed 4-9 in the second before she put a lid on her cack-handed ways. Drop-shots abounded from her racket thereafter and although Wern snatched the fourth game to tie the match, Dipika stepped on it after being locked at 8-8, taking the decider 11-8. Read more of this post

Asian Championships start today

The defending champion in both the men’s and women’s categories, Malaysia has received the top billing in the team event, while India is seeded third. The host will be served by Sourav Ghosal, Siddharth Suchde. Harinder Pal Singh Sandhu and Ritwik Bhattacharaya in the men’s event and by Joshna Chinappa, Dipika Pallikal, Anaka Alankamony and Surbhi Misra in the women’s section. Read more of this post

Dipika Wins WISPA Indian challenger #5 in Kolkata

Dipika Pallikal wins her maiden WISPA title in Kolkata after defeating higher ranked opponents in the semi finals and finals, while Mohd. Shorbagy also win’s his first title in a 5 star event. These WISPA & PSA event was supported by the ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports. The tournament was held at the The Calcutta Racket Club. Read more of this post

Joshna & Dipika win International Doubles Event, Manchester (29-31 Mar’10)

Joshana Chinappa and Dipika Pallikal won the International Manchester Doubles title defeating higher ranked teams from England and Australia.
The Indian contingent compriseed of Saurav Ghosal, Siddharth Suchde, Harinder Pal Singh, Ritwik Bhattacharya, Gaurav Nandrajog, Sandeep Jangra, Joshana and Dipika along with Major S. Maniam Read more of this post

N. Ramachandran elected President of World Squash Federation

An historic day for not only Indian Squash but possibly Indian sports as well when Mr. N. Ramachandran, Secretary General of the Squash Rackets Federation of India and President of the Asian Squash Federation was elected as President of the World Squash Federation at the Annual General Meeting held today at Manchester. Mr. Ramachandran takes over from Jahangir Khan.

 N. Ramachandran becomes the first Indian to be a President of a Federation which features in major games such as the Commonwealth Games and Asian Games.

Chris Stahl of England the other nominee for the post of President withdrew stating that Mr. N. Ramachandran was the man best suited for the job, particularly in this crucial period where squash is making a bid to be part of the Olympics. Mr. Ramachandran he said had the quality and contacts to take squash to greater heights. Mr. Stahl was later elected as vice president of WSF.

Mr. Ramachandran was understandably delighted and said that this was a happy moment for him and his association and will strive to ensure that squash is included in the Olympics.