Jakarta : India were on Friday assured of three medals in squash competition of the Asian Games with Saurav Ghosal, Joshna Chinappa and Dipika Pallikal Karthik advancing to the semi-finals of their respective singles events here.
Saurav beat compatriot Harinder Pal Sandhu in four games 9-11, 11-7, 11-7, 11-7 in the men’s singles quarter-final. Dipika recorded an easy 11-5, 11-6, 11-8 win over Japan’s Kobayashi Misaki in women’s singles.
Joshna’s was the last scheduled among the Indians and she had a fight in hand against Hong Kong’s Chan Ho Ling. Joshna won 11-5,12-10, 5-11, 12-10 to be assured of her first medal in the Asian Games in singles event. This was India’s best performance in singles competition in the Games, bettering the two medals won in Incheon when Saurav secured a silver and Dipika claimed a bronze.
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