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Veteran Indian squash player Saurav Ghosal on Wednesday won his maiden singles medal at the Commonwealth Games as he defeated England’s James Willstrop in straight games to clinch a bronze medal. Ghosal won a silver medal in mixed doubles at the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia. This is actually India’s first singles squash medal at the Commonwealth Games.
Showcasing scintillating form in the men’s singles bronze medal match, Ghosal defeated former world number one James Willstrop of England 11-6, 11-1, 11-4.
The 35-year-old Ghosal took the first game comfortably against home favorite Willstrop and dominated the second game by a huge margin, keeping himself within striking distance of scripting history.
The third game was also won without any difficulty.
Ghosal made a stunning comeback after losing to New Zealand’s Paul Cole in the men’s singles semi-final on Tuesday.
Ghosal has earlier won three singles bronze and one singles silver medal at the Asian Games. He has also won the Asian Games team gold.
(with PTI inputs)
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