'An Accomplishment': Saurav Ghosal, 1st Indian To Win CWG Singles Squash Medal
Saurav Ghosal won two bronze medals at the 2022 Commonwealth Games.
Indian squash star Saurav Ghosal scripted history by clinching the elusive bronze medal in the men's singles at the 2022 Commonwealth Games, beating home favourite James Willstrop 3-0 (11-6, 11-1, 11-4) in the playoff match.
It was India's first-ever singles squash medal in the Commonwealth Games, in both men's and women's categories, taking the nation's squash tally to four medals – Dipika Pallikal and Joshna Chinappa won gold in women's doubles in 2014 and a silver in 2018. Pallikal also won the mixed doubles silver with Ghosal the same year. After his singles bronze, Saurav won a mixed doubles bronze with Dipika Pallikal in Birmingham as well.
Saurav spoke to The Quint about his successful campaign in Birmingham, winning the mixed doubles bronze with his sister-in-law, and the feeling of accomplishment of winning India's first singles medal at the CWG, in his fourth attempt, at the age of 35.
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