The Indian women’s squash team ended their run at the ongoing Asian Games with a bronze, following a 1-2 setback against Hong Kong, China, in the semifinal round at the Hangzhou Olympic Sports Centre on Friday.
The match started with India in the pursuit as Tanvi Khanna went down against Sin Yuk Chan 6-11, 7-11, 3-11 in straight games within just 22 minutes. The odds were levelled later as Joshna Chinappa in a five-game thriller against Tze Lok Ho, securing a 7-11, 11-7, 9-11, 11-6, 11-8 victory in the second match.
The decider saw Anahat Singh landing her best efforts against Ka Yi Lee. The Indian was on the verge of making an amazing comeback to secure their berths into the summit clash, courtesy of six points on the trot but was Lee ultimately snatched the victory by a margin of 8-11, 7-11, 10-12.
The addition of the women’s squash team bronze now puts India’s medal tally at 32 medals, including 8 gold, 12 silver, and 12 bronze medals.