Malaysia take both Team Golds
Malaysia won both team titles in the Asian youth games
the women's match the top two seeds Malaysia and Hong
Kong battled it out on the wonderful all glass court
Rachel Arnold delivered the first point with a tight win
against Choi uen shen. The opening game was won by Choi but
Arnold hit back to win the next three games in a very tight
In a rematch of the individuals final Vanessa Raj delivered
the winning point for Malaysia over Pansy Chan. The opening
two games were shared but at the beginning of the third a
blood injury and a loss of ball swung the game in favor of
Malaysia. Vanessa held on to win the fourth to get Malaysia
the men's final the opening two games looked good for
Malaysia against India but Ng Eain Yow couldn't quite
hold on against Vijay Kumar.
Vijay fought back to win the last three games to give India
the lead. Again there was a rematch of the individual final
between Syafiq kamal and kush Kumar.
This time though syafiq managed to get the win to draw the
match to a decider. This was a brutal match of high
intensity with both going at it for their countries. In the
deciding match Darren Chan played a very steady game to look
after madhav dhinga. Chan dictated the tempo and the the t
area to give himself control of the match.
A special thanks to all the helpers and volunteers who
have been amazing this whole week. It's really different
being part of a full games, a youth Olympics. What a day,
what a sport hopefully the Olympics soon.
Full results from the finals
Day Three, Semi-Finals
The morning matches for the men
confirmed the final positions for the pools before the
afternoon matches for the semi finals.
Girls semis: Malaysia 2-0 India , Hong Kong 2-1 Japan
First womenís semi final was between Malaysia and India,
Malaysia got off to a good start with a win through Celine
Yeap over Adya Advani.
The next match was between the gold
medallist from the individual event Vanessa Raj and Harsit
Kaur. Vanessa started the match well getting off to a 2
games lead but in a short time that had all evaporated as Harsit fought back to take the match to a deciding fifth.
Vanessa however regained her composure to win the fifth game
and seal the tie for Malaysia.
Hong Kong vs Japan were next on court and Hong Kong
won the opening tie, however Satomi Watanabe pulled off a
big upset when she defeated Pansy Chan in three tight
It looked as though Satomi would throw away the second after
leading 10-3 and then seen her lead closed to 10-9 but she
got the point she needed to take a two game lead.
Satomi just held on to win the third game 13-11 but Choi Uen
Shen from Hong Kong sealed the win for Hong Kong with a
Boys Semis: India 2-1 Hong Kong , Malaysia 2-0 Jordan
Hong Kong playing India in the first menís semi final
proved to be a real classic and what team squash is all
about. Lau Tsz Kwan recovered from yesterday to beat Madhav
Dhinga in four games. Kush Kumar similar to the other gold
medallist led two games to love before one big rally and he
seemed to hurt his hamstring.
From this point on the match turned and Tsun Yuen Hei
regained the games and forced Kush all the way to an 11-9
fifth game. Kush levels the match for India. The decider was
always going to be close Chris Lo against Vijay Kumar.
The opening games were shared and it doesnít get more tense
that one match each, two games all in the decider to see who
will reach the final. Vijay it was who made it count
slightly more to the final as India just scraped through.
Malaysia playing Jordan was the last
match for the
evening, Darren Chan got Malaysia off to a better start with
a win over Ali Assaf. Syafiq Kamal sealed the win for
Malaysia with a close 13-11 in the fifth win over Mohammed
Team Event - Day Two
the morning womenís matches the order of the pools was
decided, with Malaysia defeating Japan on the centre court
and Hong Kong beating India on the side courts. Both matches
went the way of the favourites, both countries winning 3-0.
In tomorrowís semi finals Hong Kong will face Japan and
Malaysia will play India.
the menís matches India topped their group with a win over
Jordan, Jordan do seem likely to advance with them to the
semi final stages after defeating Pakistan yesterday.
Malaysia defeated Japan with Hong Kong defeating Kuwait.
Indonesia got another win as they beat new comers Thailand
and Pakistan got a win against Korea.
the evening matches the highlight match of the night had to
be between Hong Kong and Malaysia to decide who tops group
B. Malaysia got off to the better start when Darren Chan
defeated Lau Tsz Kwan. The match looked in the bag when Chan
held three match balls in the third but lost all three and
then the game. In the next game he got it right again to
give Malaysia the first point.
Eain Yow was next on court to take on Chris Lo and this was
a brutal match that was full of emotions for both camps. At
2-1 to Chris and leading 9-6 it looked to be going to one
match each but Yow hit back with five points to take it to a
decider. The fifth was close but Chris just held a few
points lead throughout the whole game and sealed it just
11-9. In the deciding match Syafiq Kamal played well to beat
Tsun Yuen Hei in three games and seal the win for Malaysia.
the other matches of the night India defeated Pakistan 2-1
with Korea registering a win over China. Kuwait down to two
players after one unfortunately got injured this morning
beat Indonesia 2-1.
Tomorrows likely semi final line up will be India vs Hong
Kong and Malaysia vs Jordan.
TEAM EVENT - Day One
Yesterday's champions were back in play today as the team
event got underway in Nanjing, China.
menís and womenís competition got underway with three
players per team. India taking on Indonesia was the first
match of the morning on the glass court as well as China
taking on Japan.
Japan beat the hosts 3-0 although the
number one player for China is technically good. India also
beat Indonesia by the same score line.
In the womenís evening matches China were back in action
against the number one seeds Malaysia and they found the
going tough although Iím sure they will have learned
something from the occasion.
Kong played Indonesia on the glass court and delivered a 3-0
The men had two matches taking place today with the main
match for a semi final spot being played on the centre
court. Jordan claimed a win over Pakistan with a 2-1 victory
which should put them in a semi final position. India
wrapped up two wins to be top of group A so far.
Malaysia secured two wins over Indonesia and Kuwait with
Indonesia bouncing back in the afternoon to secure a win
over Japan. Tomorrow should decide who finishes where in the
groups and will clearer indications of who will play who in
the semi finals.
Day Two results