India’s Veer Chotrani wins Asian Jr. squash

India’s Veer Chotrani wins Asian Jr. squash

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Chennai, June 30 : It was Veer Chotrani's day in the Asian junior Individual squash championship at Macau on Sunday as the Indian annexed the Under-19 title.In all Indian final, Chotrani defeated higher seeded Yash Fadte 11-5, 9-11, 11-7, 9-11, 11-7 in a roller-coaster encounter.Fadte has to settle for the silver medal, ensuring a 1-2 finish for India.Veer was the third Indian to win this prestigious title after Ravi Dixit and Vela Senthilkumar earlier, a SRFI release said.Veer was the U-13 winner five years ago in Iran.It was a contest of fluctuating fortunes that provided all the excitement that a title contest deserved.

After sharing the first four games, the crowning moment came for Veer when he sped ahead after the two players seemed going level till 7-7 to clinch the issue in style in the decider.In the two other finals featuring Indians Neel Joshi settled for silver in the Boys U-17 as did Yuvna Gupta in Girls U-15 section.

Still with one gold, three silver and as many bronzes, this was a productive championship for India in terms of medals.
Results: Final:

Veer Chotrani bt Yash Fadte 11-5, 9-11, 11-7, 9-11, 11-7
Nathan Kueh Tze Bing (Mal) bt Neel Joshi 5-11, 11-3, 12-10, 11-8
Aira Binti Azman (Mal) bt Yuvna Gupta 9-11, 11-1, 11-3, 11-9.