Jakarta: The Indian women’s squash team defeated Malaysia 2-0 to enter the final at the Asian Games 2018.
Joshna Chinappa gave India the perfect start as she stunned Nicol David and Dipika Pallikal and followed it up with a win as India stunned defending chamions Malaysia 2-0 to enter the finals today.
Joshna, who squandered a match point in the fourth game, went on to score 12-10, 11-9, 6-11, 10-12 and 11-9 to win the match.
Meanwhile, Joshna’s teamate Dipika won her match against Wee Wern Low in the second match by scoring 11-2, 11-9 and 11-7. Joshna and Dipika will meet either Hong Kong or Japan in tomorrow’s final match.
Indian women relay team bag gold
The Indian women’s 4×400 metre relay quartet of Hima Das, M. Poovamma, Saritaben Gayakwad and V. Vismaya won a sensational Gold yesterday while Jinson Johnson added another Gold to India’s Asian Games 2018 medal tally on Day 12 of the event when he won the men’s 1,500 metres with a fine tactical race.
The men’s 4×400 metre team also added a Silver to the medal tally while two more medals came from the track and field events as Seema Punia claimed Bronze in the women’s discus and Chitra Unnikrishnan ended with Bronze in the women’s 1500 metres.