CWG 2018: Dipika-Joshna wins silver in women's doubles squash

Annette Crawford
April 16, 2018

Pallikal and Chinappa prevailed in straight games 2-0 (11-10, 11-5) to seal their place in the final.

Now, coming to table tennis competition in CWG, Indian player Manika Batra claimed gold in women's singles beating Yu Mengyu of Singapore at the Gold Coast on Friday. "We still managed to get a silver after the gold in Glasgow", said Joshna.

India did not win a medal across four editions from 1998 to 2010. In that game, the Indian pair made an outstanding comeback after losing the first game.

Saurav Ghosal and Dipika Pallikal settled for the silver medal in the mixed doubles squash event of the Commonwealth Games here today, becoming the first Indian pair to achieve the feat in the sporting extravaganza.

The defending champions - Dipika and Joshna who clinched the historic gold medal at CWG 2014 couldn't hold on to their numero uno spot and were evidently upset. In the end, it was too little, too late as the referee's call gave King and Landers-Murphy the gold medal. Dipika has also denounced the ref's decision in her mixed doubles match on Saturday.

The duo Dipika and Ghosal had earlier defeated New Zealand's Joelle King and Paul Coll 2-1 (9-11, 11-8, 11-10) in a keenly-contested match to enter the final.

Landers-Murphy, who is a doubles specialist, was particularly impressive as she kept hitting winners consistently on the left wall.

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