Phuket, Thailand: India's Harinder Pal Singh Sandhu held his own to defeat Hong Kong's Yip Tsz Fung in an exciting three-game affair to win gold in the men's squash event at the Asian Beach Games, which is currently taking place at Phuket in Thailand.
Apart from Sandhu, India got two more bronze medals in Kush Kumar (men's singles) and Aparajitha Balamurukan (women's singles).
Harinder, ranked 60 in the world, was 23 rungs above Fung but the contest was more even than the rankings suggested.
Harinder later said,"This is a superb tournament and am proud to win a gold medal for my country. It has been a memorable week. Firstly, I was honoured when IOA selected me to carry the Indain flag at the opening ceremony and now I am going home with a gold medal. Playing in the outdoor setting was special," he said.