Sunday, September 28, 2014

2014 Asian Games: Malaysia retains women's squash team gold

INCHEON: Nicol David claimed her sixth career Asian Games gold medal after leading Malaysia to the women's squash title in Incheon today.

Defending champions Malaysia retained the gold medal won four years ago with a 2-0 win over India in the final.

Delia Arnold, who did not get to play in the 2010 team final, put Malaysia ahead by beating Anaka Alankamony 11-9, 12-10, 11-2 before individual winner Nicol completed victory with an 11-7, 11-6, 11-3 win over Dipika Pallikal.

With this victory, Malaysia have won six of seven gold medals contested in women's squash since the sport was added to the Asian Games programme in 1998.

"I'm happy we've won back-to-back team gold medals because this is a real team effort," said Nicol, referring to her teammates Low Wee Wern, Vanessa Raj and Delia.

"I'm very proud of this team. All of us have worked really hard for this win and it shows in the result."

The men's team will be aiming to make it a grand double for Malaysia when Ivan Yuen, Ong Beng Hee and Nafiizwan Adnan take on India in the final later today.

*Taken from NST Online

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