Asian Games: India wins the gold medal by defeating Pakistan 2-1 in men’s squash – Magazine Creations

The Indian contingent participating in the Asian Games in Hangzhou, China, added another gold medal to its tally, after defeating Pakistan in the men’s squash team competition on September 30.

The victory came with a score of 2-1 after a strong back-and-forth match, the result of which was not determined until the final round. In the end, the Indian national team player, Abhay Singh, succeeded in defeating his Pakistani competitor, Zaman Noor, to win the first title.

Singh won the final round match with 3 points, compared to 2 points scored by Nour. The overall score of the final round was as follows: 11-7, 9-11, 8-11, 11-9, 12-10.

This is the tenth gold medal that India has won in the coveted tournament so far. The country also won 13 silver and 13 bronze, bringing the total medals to 36.

Earlier in the day, the country clinched its ninth gold medal after Rohan Bopanna and Rutuja Bhosale won in the tennis mixed doubles final.

India is currently ranked fourth in terms of medals won so far at the Asian Games. While the country is ahead of Uzbekistan, Thailand, Chinese Taipei, Hong Kong and North Korea, it falls behind the top three – China, Japan and South Korea.

China ranks first with a total of 206 medals, including 107 gold, 66 silver, and 33 bronze. Japan comes in second place by a large margin, having won 102 medals so far, including 28 gold, 36 silver, and 38 bronze.

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Updated: Sep 30, 2023, 04:01 PM IST


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