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24/09/2014
Asian Games 2014

  Asian Games 2014
Men's Draw
20-27 Sep, Incheon Korea
Quarters
21 Sep
Semis
22 Sep
Final
23 Sep
Saurav Ghosal
11/6, 9/11, 11/2, 11/9 (58m)
Nasir Iqbal
Saurav Ghosal
11/9, 11/4, 11/5 (45m)
Ong Beng Hee
Saurav Ghosal
10/12, 2/11, 14/12, 11/8, 11/9 (87m)
Abdullah Almezayen
Leo Au
11/8, 9/11, 11/9, 11/7 (68m)
Ong Beng Hee
Nafiizwan Adnan
11/7, 6/11, 11/6, 11/6 (65m)
Abdullah Almezayen
Abdullah Almezayen
6/11, 11/8, 4/11, 11/6, 11/8 (75m)
Max Lee
Abdulla Al Tamimi
11/4, 11/5, 9/11, 8/11, 11/2 (55m)
Max Lee
  Asian Games 2014
Women's Draw
20-27 Sep, Incheon Korea
Quarters
21 Sep
Semis
22 Sep
Final
23 Sep
Nicol David
11/7, 11/5, 11/7 (31m)
Misaki Kobayashi
Nicol David
11/4, 11/4, 11/5 (25m)
Dipika Pallikal
Nicol David
9/11, 11/5, 11/6, 12/10 (60m)
Low Wee Wern
Joshana Chinappa
7/11, 11/9, 11/8, 15/17, 11/9 (87m)
Dipika Pallikal
Annie Au
11/3, 11/4, 11/4 (18m)
Maria Toor Pakay
Annie Au
11/9, 11/5, 11/5 (39m)

Low Wee Wern
Joey Chan
11/6, 8/11, 11/6, 11/5 (53m)
Low Wee Wern
 
David & Al Muzayen Strike Asian Games Gold

While Malaysia's Nicol David celebrated a remarkable fourth Squash gold medal in the 17th Incheon Asian Games in the Republic of Korea, it was a historic first gold for Kuwait when underdog Abdullah Al Muzayen recovered from 2/0 down to topple top seed Saurav Ghosal in the men's final at the Yeorumul Squash Centre in Incheon.

Nicol David, who has topped the women's world rankings unopposed since August 2006, won her first Asian Games gold medal in Thailand in 1998 - aged just 15 - then triumphed again in 2006 in Qatar and 2010 in China.

In her fifth successive final, but the first all-Malaysian, the 31-year-old from Penang recovered from a game behind to beat fellow Penangite Low Wee Wern, the No2 seed, 9-11, 11-6, 11-5, 12-10 in 60 minutes.

"They are all very different," David (pictured above, second left, at the medal ceremony) told Reuters of her Asian Games gold medal haul. "Every medal had a different significance to it."

Al Muzayen was making only his second appearance in the Asian Games after reaching the quarter-finals in 2010. The 26-year-old 5/8 seed began his giant-killing Incheon run in the quarter-finals, beating Malaysia's 3/4 seed Mohd Nafiizwan Adnan before removing Hong Kong's second seed Max Lee in a 75-minute semi which went the full distance.

In his first victory over Ghosal for more than six years, the Kuwaiti left-hander fought back from two games and match-ball down in the third to beat the world No16 from India 10-12, 2-11, 14-12, 11-8, 11-9 in 87 minutes.

"It was a tough match for me," the world No46 (pictured above in action with Ghosal) told Inside The Games afterwards. "When I was down two love, I said to my coach that I'm done.

"But during the third game, I did not give up and I wanted to get that chance to come back to the game."
 

 


 

 

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