Indian boys pick up bronze

CHENNAI: The Indian boys recovered from a match down to defeat host Hong Kong 2-1 and win the team bronze medal on the final day at the Asian junior squash championships.

The Indian team thus performed marginally better than the last Asian junior championships held in India in 2005 where it had finished fourth.

The results: Third place: India bt Hong Kong 2-1 (Sandeep Jangra lost to Leo Au 9-3, 9-0, 5-9, 5-9, 9-0; Parth Sharma bt Fung Ji Yang 9-5, 9-0, 9-4; Naresh Kumar bt Chan Kai Chi 9-3, 9-5, 10-8). Semifinal: Malaysia bt India 2-0 (Ivan Yuen bt Harinderpal Singh 10-8, 9-2, 5-9, 9-6; Ashraf Azan bt Sandeep Jangra 9-6, 9-6, 9-10, 9-1).