Pallikal, Chinappa bow out of World Squash Championship
Pallikal, Chinappa bow out of World Squash Championship

India's top squash players Dipika Pallikal and Joshana Chinappa fought hard against higher-ranked opponents before losing their respective pre-quarterfinal in the World Championship here.

Chinappa, Pallikal reach World Championship pre-quarters
Chinappa, Pallikal reach World Championship pre-quarters

India's Joshana Chinappa dispatched 12th seed Madeline Perry of Ireland while 14th seed Dipika Pallikal survived a Mexican scare to enter the pre-quarterfinals of the Women's World Squash Championship on Monday.

India blanked 0-3 by France in women's world squash
India blanked 0-3 by France in women's world squash

Sans their top squash player Dipika Pallikal, India's struggle continued as they were blanked 0-3 by France for their second straight defeat in the ongoing WSF Women's World Team Squash Championship here.

Depleted Indian squash team blanked by Asian rivals Hong Kong in opener
Depleted Indian squash team blanked by Asian rivals Hong Kong in opener

 India, minus their top squash player Dipika Pallikal, were outplayed by Hong Kong 0-3 in their opening match of the WSF Women's World Team Championship here.

Asian Games: Archers, squash players bag historic gold, India in 11th spot
Asian Games: Archers, squash players bag historic gold, India in 11th spot

The men's squash and archery teams secured historic gold medals as India enjoyed their most productive day in the 17th Asian Games so far with an impressive collection of 10 medals to jump to the 11th position in the overall standings on the eighth day of competitions here on Saturday.

On-target archers clinch historic gold, India increase tally in Asian Games
On-target archers clinch historic gold, India increase tally in Asian Games

The men's compound archery team picked up a historic gold medal as India enjoyed their most productive day in the 17th Asian Games so far with an impressive collection of six medals to jump to the 11th position in the overall standings on the eighth day of competitions here on Saturday.

Asian Games: Indian women's squash team settles for silver
Asian Games: Indian women's squash team settles for silver

Gold proved elusive but it was nonetheless a historic silver for the Indian women's squash team after it went down to Malaysia in the final of the 17th Asian Games here Saturday.

India assured of best-ever showing in Asian Games squash
India assured of best-ever showing in Asian Games squash

The Indian squash contingent on Thursday assured its best ever showing at the Asian Games by reaching the men's and women's team semifinals here today, ensuring it returns home with medals in all four categories on offer.

Asiad 2014: Rower Dushyant Chauhan gets bronze, shooters draw blank on day 5
Asiad 2014: Rower Dushyant Chauhan gets bronze, shooters draw blank on day 5

Rower Dushyant Chauhan was the lone bright spot after the shooters drew a blank as India managed just one bronze medal to slip to the 14th position in overall standings on the fifth day of competitions in the 17th Asian Games here on Wednesday.

Asiad 2014: Indian women inch closer towards medal with twin wins
Asiad 2014: Indian women inch closer towards medal with twin wins

 India took a big step towards winning another squash medal at the Incheon Asian Games after the women's team, including Joshana Chinappa and Dipika Pallikal, upset Hong Kong 2-1 before beating Pakistan 3-0 in Pool B here on Wednesday.

Dipika Pallikal settles for bronze in Asiad 2014

Indian squash player Dipika Pallikal could not better the colour of her assured bronze as she lost to world number one Nicol David in the women's singles semifinals of the 17th Asian Games here today.

India's schedule on Day 2 of 2014 Asian Games
India's schedule on Day 2 of 2014 Asian Games

After Jitu Rai's historic gold medal, and that of Shweta Chaudhary's bronze, on the opening day, Indian contingent will hope for more medals when the action resumes Sunday. Yet again, Jitu Rai will be in action men's 10m Air Pistol Men.

Jitu Rai wins gold for India on opening day of Incheon Asian Games
Jitu Rai wins gold for India on opening day of Incheon Asian Games

New shooting sensation Jitu Rai stole the limelight by provided the first gold medal, while Shweta Chaudhry claimed a bronze as India launched their campaign in the 17th Asian Games on a rousing note with two medals on the opening day of competitions here Saturday.

"Upset" Dipika Pallikal seriously considering Asian Games pull-out
"Upset" Dipika Pallikal seriously considering Asian Games pull-out

Upset with the "manipulative" Asian Games singles draw, India's top squash player Dipika Pallikal is "seriously considering" pulling out of the upcoming Incheon Games and possibly handing another setback to the country's medals tally.

We can win medals in every category at Asiad: Dipika Pallikal
We can win medals in every category at Asiad: Dipika Pallikal

Fresh from her exploits in the Glasgow Commonwealth Games where she got a gold in the women's doubles with Joshana Chinappa, squash ace Dipika Pallikal is confident that the Indian team can win medals in each of the four categories at the Sep 19-Oct 4 Incheon Asian Games.

Dipika-Joshana set for face-off after controversial Asian Games squash draw
Dipika-Joshana set for face-off after controversial Asian Games squash draw

In a violation of the competition rule, a controversial squash singles draw could lead to an "unfortunate" quarterfinal face-off between India's 'golden girls' Dipika Pallikal and Joshana Chinappa at the Incheon Asian Games.

Anaka`s recommendation for Arjuna Award raises serious questions

Twenty-year-old squash player Anaka Alankamony is not a national champion, her ranking has slipped from a career high 59 to 151 in the last four years and she has not done anything notable on the professional tour to have her name recommended for the prestigious Arjuna Award.

It`s now or never for Indian squash, says disheartened Dipika Pallikal

Squash sensation Dipika Pallikal hopes her and Joshana Chinappa`s path-breaking doubles gold at the Commonwealth Games raises the profile of the racket sport in India and all stakeholders make a "much needed" effort to meet the dearth of world-class tournaments in the country.

2014 CWG, Day 10: Dipika Pallikal, Joshana Chinappa create history with squash gold medal

Dipika Pallikal and Joshana Chinappa created history by winning the first-ever gold medal in squash while pugilists Sarita Devi and Devendro Singh had to be content with silver as India added four more medals to their kitty on the tenth day of competitions in the 20th Games here on Saturday.

Joshana/Dipika win gold, give India first squash medal in CWG

Joshana Chinappa and Dipika Pallikal combined brilliantly to clinch gold in the womens doubles final and give India their first squash medal in the Commonwealth Games after the pair outplayed Jenny Duncalf and Laura Massaro of England here on Saturday.