Asian Games Teams

The 19th edition of the Asian Games takes place in Hangzhou, China, with the Squash event – singles, doubles and team – from 26th Sep to 5th Oct …

Asian Games 2023 – Team Event

Comeback wins for India and Malaysia to take Asian Games Teams Gold

The first Asian Games Squash Gold medals were decided as India’s men and Malaysia’s women both came from a match down to claim the top medals in Hangzhou.

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Top seeds Hong Kong took the lead in the women’s final as Tong Tsz Wing won in five games, but Siva Subramaniam levelled and Aifa Azman took the decider in four games to give Malaysia the title.

“I’ve never played a deciding match before in my entire life, I think,” said Aifa. I was surprised I wasn’t nervous when I went on court, today I knew how to handle the pressure and I went inside with a really good game plan.”

The men’s final was a repeat of the pool clash which saw Pakistan beat top seeds India. Today it was India’s turn to triumph though. Nasir Iqbal put Pakistan ahead, Saurav Ghosal levelled for India, then Abhay Singh won a thrilling decider, saving two match balls in the fifth before taking the match for India.

“If this the last Asian Games for any of us, this one is for them,” said Singh. “I have to do something for them, for all the sacrifices they have put in to be here, to send them out in a good way. It’s for them but most importantly for my country.”

Asian Games 2023 Squash : Sat 30th, Day FIVE- Team Finals

Men’s : [4] Pakistan 1-2 [1] India
.          Nasir Iqbal 3-0 Mahesh Mangaonkar    11-8, 11-3, 11-2 (29m)
.          Muhammad Asim Khan 0-3 Saurav Ghosal   5-11, 1-11, 3-11 (30m)
.          Noor Zaman 2-3 Abhay Singh  7-11, 11-9, 11-8, 9-11, 10-12 (64m)

Women’s Final :
[1] Hong Kong 1-2 [2] Malaysia

.         Tong Tsz Wing  3-2 Rachel Arnold   7-11, 11-7, 8-11, 11-8, 11-6 (57m)
.         Ho Tze Lok 0-3 Siva Subramaniam   5-11, 8-11, 6-11 (26m)
.         Chan Sin Yuk 1-3 Aifa Azman   5-11, 8-11, 13-11, 8-11 (36m)

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Silver and Bronze for Hong Kong

Hindustan Times :  India’s stunning comeback win

Day Four : Team Finalists decided in Hangzhou

Pakistan and India will contest the Men’s final after beating Hong Kong and India in the semi-finals.

Pakistan followed up their upset win over top seeds India in the pool stages with a 2-1 win over Hong Kong, Nasir Iqbal winning the deciding match to put Pakistan into the final for the first time in four editions.

India took on second seeds an defending champions Malaysia, with Abhay Singh and Saurav Ghosal winning to set up a repeat clash with Pakistan in the final.

The Women’s final will be between top seeds Hong Kong and Malaysia after semi-final wins over India and Korea. At one-all between Hong Kong and India, it was Lee Ka Yi who claimed the crucial win, although not before Indian teenager Anahat Singh had saved eight match balls in the third game.

Asian Games 2023 Squash : Fri 29th, Day FOUR - Team Semi-Finals

Men’s Semis :
[4] Pakistan 2-1 [3] Hong Kong
.              Noor Zaman 3-1 Henry Leung    12-10, 7-11, 11-6, 11-8
.              Muhammad Asim Khan 2-3 Alex Lau  11-8, 12-14, 12-10, 4-11, 2-11
.              Nasir Iqbal 3-0 Tang Ming Hong   11-3, 11-5, 11-5
[2] Malaysia 0-2 [1] India
.             Addeen Idrakie 1-3 Abhay Singh   3-11, 10-12, 11-9, 6-11
.             Eain Yow Ng 1-3 Saurav Ghosal    8-11, 6-11, 12-10, 3-11

Women’s Semis :
[1] Hong Kong 2-1 [3] India
.              Chan Sin Yuk 3-0 Tanvi Khanna    11-6, 11-7, 11-3
.              Ho Tze Lok 2-3 Joshna Chinappa   11-7, 7-11, 11-9, 6-11, 8-11
.              Lee Ka Yi 3-0 Anahat Singh   11-8, 11-7, 12-10
[2] Malaysia 2-0 [5] Korea
.              Aifa Zzman 3-0 Hawyeong Eum   11-4, 11-1, 11-8
.              Siva Subramanian 3-0 Jihyun Lee   11-4, 11-4, 11-5

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Day Three : Semi-final lineups settled

The final day of Pool matches in Hangzhou saw the team semi-final lineups settled.

In Men’s Pool A Pakistan completed a clean sweep of win to finish top while India took second spot with a 3-0 win over Nepal.

In the Pool B decider Malaysia beat Hong Kong to finish top, so in the semis they’ll meet India while Hong Hong face Pakistan.

In Women’s Pool A Korea edged Japan to claim the last semi-final spot – they’ll meet Malaysia while Hong Kong take on India.

Asian Games 2023 Squash : Thu 28th, Day THREE Team Results

Men’s Pool A :  1st Pakistan, 2nd India
3-0 Kuwait, India 3-0 Nepal, Qatar 1-2 Singapore

Men’s Pool B :  1st Malaysia, 2nd Hong Kong
2-1 Hong Kong, Japan 1-2 Korea, Philippines 3-0 Thailand

Women’s Pool A :  1st Hong Kong, 2nd Korea
2-1 Japan, Thailand 3-0 Mongolia

Women’s Pool B :  1st Malaysia, 2nd India
3-0 India, Macau 2-1 Pakistan

Indian Express : Anahat Singh primed to climb ladder of success

Day Two : Pakistan stun top seeds India in men’s pools

The second day of pool action saw more wins for the men’s and women’s top seeds, with one significant upset as fourth-seeded Pakistan beat top seeds India 2-1 to make it four wins in Pool A, from which three teams could still reach the semis. In Pool B Malaysia and Hong Kong are through to the last four.

In the women’s event Malaysia, India and Hong Kong are through to the semis. Malaysia and India will play for top spot in Pool B while Japan and Korea will meet to decide the last semi-final spot.

Thursday’s Day Three will see the semi-final lineups decided in the final rounds of Pool matches.

Asian Games 2023 Squash : Wed 27th, Day TWO Team Results

Men’s Pool A :
India 3-0 Kuwait, Pakistan 3-0 Singapore, Qatar 3-0 Nepal,
Kuwait 3-0 Qatar, India 1-2 Pakistan, Singapore 3-0 Nepal

Men’s Pool B :
Malaysia 3-0 Japan, Hong Kong 3-0 Philippines, Korea 3-0 Thailand
Malaysia 3-0 Thailand, Korea 2-1 Philippines, Hong Kong 3-0 Japan

Women’s Pool A :
Hong Kong 3-0 Korea, Japan 3-0 Mongolia, Hong Kong 2-1 Japan, Korea 3-0 Thailand

Women’s Pool B :
Malaysia 3-0 Macau, India 3-0 Macau, Pakistan 3-0 Nepal

New Straits Times : Malaysian teams both reach the semis
Geosuper : Pakistan beat India to reach semis 

Day One : Top seeds off to solid starts

The Squash competition got under way with the opening rounds of Team matches, with the top seeds all recording wins.

In the Men’s pools the top three in each pool – India, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Japan, Pakistan and Kuwait – all notched up two wins, while women’s top seeds Hong Kong, Malaysia, India and Japan all started with wins.

Asian Games 2023 Squash : Tue 26th, Day ONE Team Results

Men’s Pool A :
India 3-0 Singapore, Kuwait 3-0 Nepal, Pakistan 2-1 Qatar
Pakistan 3-0 Nepal, India 3-0 Qatar, Kuwait 2-1 Singapore

Men’s Pool B :
Hong Kong 3-0 Korea, Malaysia 3-0 Philippines, Japan 3-0 Thailand
Hong Kong 3-0 Thailand, Japan 3-0 Philippines, Malaysia 3-0 Korea

Womens Pool A :
Japan 3-0 Thailand, Korea 3-0 Mongolia, Hong Kong 3-0 Thailand

Women’s Pool B :
India 3-0 Pakistan, Malaysia 3-0 Nepal, Malaysia 3-0 Pakistan, Macau 3-0 Nepal

Competition Format

Teams : 26-30 Sep – pools through to semis

Pool A : [1] Hong Kong, [4] Japan, [5] Korea, [8] Thailand, [9] Mongolia
Pool B : [2] Malaysia, [3] India, [6] Macau, [7] Pakistan, [10] Nepal
Pool A : [1] India, [4] Pakistan, [5] Kuwait, [8] Qatar, [9] Singapore, [12] Nepal
Pool B : [2] Malaysia, [3] Hong Kong, [6] Japan, [7] Korea, [10] Philippines, [11] Thailand

Mixed Doubles : 01-05 Oct – pools through to quarters

Singles : 01-05 Oct, 32-player draws

Women’s top seeds :
[1] Satomi Watanabe (Jpn), [2] Ho Tze Lok (Hkg), [3/4] Siva Subramanaim (Mas), Chan Sin Yuk (Hkg)
Men’s top seeds :
[1] Eain Yow Ng (Mas), [2] Saurav Ghosal (Ind), [3/4] Alex Lau (Hkg), Abdulla al Tamimi (Qat)

Full Draws and Schedules    Official Games site

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