Commonwealth Games 2018: Squash Women's Pool C, Joshna Chinappa, Dipika Pallikal Karthik carry India's hopes

By Sportskeeda Desk | Last ModifiedApr 11, 2018 14:00 IST

Pallikal/Chinappa def Dianne Kellas and Collete Sultana 11-5, 11-6


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And that's a wrap!

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Dipika and Joshna are very, very much determined to successfully defend the surprise gold medal they won last year, that put squash on the front pages!

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Those wins will give them immense confidence ahead of the women's doubles knock-out stages which commence on Friday

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That was the third win in a row for the Indian pair and they now top Group C.

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It took them just 13 minutes to get the comfortable win.

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Final score: Pallikal/Chinappa def Dianne Kellas and Collete Sultana 11-5, 11-6.

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And they never relinquished their advantage thereafter!

Joshna and Dipika get the job done at 11-6.


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But they have regrouped and the Indian girls have a slender lead of a point now at 7-6

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But they are currently struggling a bit in the second game as they are 3-5 down.

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The match has started and the defending champions are looking to establish their dominance.

They have taken the first game 11-5, without any hassles!

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As Day 7 of the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games begins, India will be looking to continue what has been a good run in the competition so far. Next up is Women's Doubles Squash Pool C match involving Dipika Pallikal and Joshna Chinappa. They will face Dianne Kellas and Collete Sultana of Malta.

Day 6 did not bring too many medals for India. However, it did bring progression as many Indian athletes find themselves in potential medal positions.

India's Gagan Narang & Chain Singh qualified for the finals of the 50m Rifle Prone Men's Qualification. However, they couldn't win any medals in the Finals of the event. Annu Singh and Heena Sidhu followed suit and reached the Finals of Women's 25m Pistol, where Heena Sidhu claimed Gold. This was the only gold medal for India on the Day 6 of the Commonwealth Games 2018.

Meanwhile, the Indian Men's Hockey team confirmed their spot in the Semifinals beating Malaysia in their pool & reaching the top of the table with 7 points. Indian Women's Hockey Team also won beating the Women's Hockey team from South Africa 1-0.

Sachin Chaudhary won many Indian hearts by winning the Bronze medal in Para Powerlifting.

Five Indian boxers were on display on Day 6 in Boxing Quarterfinals and all five of them booked their place in the Semis in their respective weight category.

India will be hoping Day 7 is just as successful as the previous game days.

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