Indian men win a first gold

Ramit Tandon and Saurav Ghosal fashion a 2-0 win over Kuwait

November 04, 2022 03:26 pm | Updated 04:22 pm IST

The victorious Indian team.

The victorious Indian team. | Photo Credit: Special Arrangement

The Indian men’s team bagged its first-ever gold medal in the Asian team squash championships at Chengdu, South Korea, on Friday, with a facile 2-0 win over Kuwait in the final.

Ramit Tandon won the opening rubber against Ali Alramezi while India’s No. 1 Saurav Ghosal closed out the match with a straight-game win over Ammar Altamimi.

India had won all its Group matches, five in all. India had won the silver in 2021, 2012 & 1981 and has won bronze seven times.

Speaking to The Hindu, Ghosal said: “It’s really good to finally win the Asian teams. We have been quite close before. It feels great to do it. The entire team had put in their efforts. The semifinals against Malaysia was a very tight match, and we are happy that we managed to pull through. The win is something to be proud of. It is great for Indian squash.”

The results (final): India bt Kuwait 2-0 (Ramit Tandon bt Ali Alramezi 11-5, 11-7, 11-4; Saurav Ghosal bt Ammar Altamimi 11-9, 11-2, 11-3).

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