The Indian men’s squash team of Saurav Ghoshal, Abhay Singh, and Mahesh Mangaonkar made a stunning comeback to clinch India’s second-ever squash Gold at the Asian Games. The Indians were trailing 0-1 after losing the first match but Saurav Ghoshal scripted India’s comeback before Abhay Singh clinched an absolute nail-biter to win his best-of-five match by 3-2. The win propelled India to win the Gold medal bestAbhay Singh took on Noor Zaman in the final match after the first two matches could not separate the two arch-rivals The Indian contingent for the Asian Games 2023 in China’s Hangzhou has added another gold to their tally, as they defeated Pakistan in the men’s squash team event on September 30
The two stars played a thrilling five-game contest, which went down to the wire in the final game. Abhay was up against the wall and was trailing 8-10 in the decider (fifth) game. There was no space for error as a single point could have denied India a Gold. But Abhay showed his nerves of steel to save those two points before winning the final game 12-10. This is India’s second-ever Gold medal in squash at the Asiad after a Gold in the 2014 men’s eventBefore Abhay Singh’s match, Mahesh Mangaonkar and Saurav Ghoshal played their matches. Mahesh suffered a massive loss, losing in three straight games. Ghoshal then took the responsibility in his own hands. The renowed Indian star took on Pakistan’s Muhamaad Asim and defeated him in straight games 3-0. Abhay Singh then joined the party and played his part
The 2-1 victory came after an intense back-and-forth game, whose outcome was decided only in the final round. In the end, Indian team’s Abhai Singh succeeded in outperforming his Pakistani opponent Zaman Noor to bag the top titleThis is the 10th gold won by the India in the coveted tournament so far. The country has also bagged 13 silver and 13 bronze, taking the overall medals tally to 36Earlier in the day, the country had bagged its ninth gold after Rohan Bopanna and Rutuja Bhosale won the final in tennis mixed doublesIndia currently ranks on the fourth spot in terms of the medals bagged so far in the Asian Games. While the country is ahead of Uzbekistan, Thailand, Chinese Taipei, Hong Kong and North Korea, it is trailing behind the top 3 – China, Japan and South Korea
Rohan Bopanna and Rutuja Bhosale win gold in mixed doubles tennis and the trio of Abhay Singh, Saurav Ghoshal and Mahesh Mangaonkar defeat Pakistan in the men’s squash gold medal match while Divya TS and Sarabjot Singh bag silver in the 10m air pistol mixed team eventAfter the first two rounds failed to separate the arch-rivals, Abhay Singh faced Noor Zaman in the last match. The two engaged in an exciting five-game match, which the Indian won in the last game. This is India’s second gold medal in squash at the Asiad, following a gold in the men’s tournamentand Sarabjot were the first medal winners for India on Saturday as he won the silver in the 10m air pistol mixed team event. The gold was won by China’s Bowen Zhang and Ranxin Jiang who defeated the India pair 16-14 in the shoot-off to grab the yellow metal.
China sits at the top, with a total of 206 medals, including 107 gold, 66 silver and 33 bronze. Japan, is a distant second, has won 102 medals so far, which includes 28 gold, 36 silver and 38 bronze.India’s Abhay Singh put up a spectacular show of sportmanship after he beat Pakistan’s Noor Zaman by 2-1 in men’s squash final thus giving India’s it another gold on the seventh day of the ongoing Asian Games 2023The Indian men’s squash team of Saurav Ghoshal, Abhay Singh, and Mahesh Mangaonkar staged a spectacular comeback to win India’s second Asian Games squash gold medal. The Indians trailed 0-1 after losing the first match, but Saurav Ghoshal orchestrated a comeback before Abhay Singh won the game