Squash championships: Joshna settles for bronze; India campaign ends

Kuwait City: Indian squash player Joshna Chinappa settled for a bronze medal after losing to current world champion and top seed Nicol David of Malaysia at the semifinals of the Asian Championships here yesterday.

Joshna Chinappa
Joshna Chinappa 

28-year-old Chinappa, seeded fourth, went down 6-11 9-11 7-11 in the women's singles semifinals to become the only Indian to win a semi-final berth.

"Joshna possibly played one of best squash today. Some of her drives and volleyed drops were wonderful and took ner famed opponent by surprise. On several occasions she was in front of Nicol," said national coach Cyrus Poncha.

Yesterday, Saurav Ghosal and Dipika Pallikal suffered surprise losses in the quarterfinals to crash out of the tournament.

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