Asian Games squash: Dipika Pallikal, Joshna Chinappa settle for bronze

Asian Games squash: Dipika Pallikal, Joshna Chinappa settle for bronze
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Jakarta: Indian squash player Dipika Pallikal took home the bronze medal after she lost to Malaysia’s Nicol David by 0-3 in women’s singles squash semifinal at the ongoing 18th edition of the Asian Games here on Saturday.

Also, Joshna Chinappa missed out an opportunity of eyeing a gold medal as she lost her semifinal match in the women’s singles squash semifinal against Malaysia’s Sivasangari Subramaniam by 1-5 to settle for bronze.

Earlier in the day, ace Indian shuttler PV Sindhu beat Gregoria Mariska of Indonesia by 21-12, 21-15 to enter the quarterfinals of women’s singles. However, the duo of Ashwini Ponnappa and N Sikki Reddy were knocked out after they lost to world No.3 Chen Qingchen and Jia Yifan.

In boxing, India’s Pavitra also qualified in the women’s light (60kg) quarter-finals after seeing off Pakistan’s Rukhsana Perveen.

In weightlifting, India’s Vikas Thakur missed out a good chance of winning a medal and finished 8th in the men’s 94kg weightlifting event.

In archery, India’s recurve campaign ended after the men’s team lost to South Korea 1-5 in the quarterfinals of the recurve event.

In sepak takraw, India lost 0-2 to South Korea in men’s regu preliminary Group B match.

India is now standing at the ninth position with a total medal tally of 27 – six gold, five silver and 16 bronze.