Asian Games 2018: Joshna Chinappa goes down fighting in squash semis, gets bronze

first_imgJoshna Chinappa bagged bronze on Saturday is squash women’s singles at the Asian Games 2018 after losing her semi-final tie.Joshna lost 1-3 to Malaysian young talent Sivasangari Subramaniam.Joshna secured a medal despite losing her match as both the losing semi-finalists in squash get the bronze medal without any bronze medal play-off.Earlier, Joshna got the better of Joey-Chan Ho-ling of Hong Kong 3-1 (11-5, 12-10, 5-11, 12-10) in the quarter-finals to also assure herself a medal.Asian Games 2018, Day 7: Live UpdatesIt is the first individual medal for Joshna at the Asian Games. She was part of bronze and silver medal winning teams in 2010 and 2014.Joshna praised her teenager opponent after losing her match.”On paper I was the higher seed but it doesn’t really mean anything in sports sometimes. I think she played really well. Disappointing to have a lead & then lose match, something I need to go back & work on,” Joshna was quoted as saying by Times of India.Meanwhile, Dipika Pallikal Karthik also settled for a bronze medal is squash women’s singles after losing her semi-final match against defending champion Nicol David of Malaysia, who is a four-time Asian Games singles winner.David defeated Dipika in three straight sets 7-11, 9-11, 6-11 to ease into the final.Saurav Ghosal will also play his semi-final later in the day.Saurav and Dipika had claimed a silver and bronze in the singles at the 2014 Incheon Games. Three medals in the singles squash event in an edition will happen for the first time for India.advertisementGhosal had defeated compatriot Harinder Sandhu 3-1 (9-11, 11-7, 11-7, 11-7). Ghosal, a three-time Asian Games singles medallist, will take on Leo Au of Hong Kong in the semi-finals.last_img

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