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Mohammad Hamza becomes U-15 Asian squash champion as Pakistan bags 3 gold, 1 silver medals

Updated September 29, 2018

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Pakistan's Mohammad Hamza Khan (R) defeated India's Arnaav Sareen (L) to become U-15 Asian Squash champion. — Photo by author
Pakistan's Mohammad Hamza Khan (R) defeated India's Arnaav Sareen (L) to become U-15 Asian Squash champion. — Photo by author
Anas Ali Shah (R) won a silver medal after losing to India's Yuvraj Wadhwani. — Photo courtesy: India Squash Twitter account
Anas Ali Shah (R) won a silver medal after losing to India's Yuvraj Wadhwani. — Photo courtesy: India Squash Twitter account
Abbas Zeb (L) bagged a gold medal in the U-19 category. — Photo courtesy: India Squash Twitter account
Abbas Zeb (L) bagged a gold medal in the U-19 category. — Photo courtesy: India Squash Twitter account

Pakistani squash player Mohammad Hamza Khan became Asia's Under-15 champion after defeating India's Arnaav Sareen in the Asian Junior Individual Squash Championship, a press release from Pakistan Squash Federation (PSF) said on Saturday.

Hamza won a gold medal in the U-15 category after he defeated Sareen in straight sets of 11-6, 11-9 and 11-9.

In the Under-17 category, Pakistan's Haris Qasim bagged a gold medal after defeating Amir Azhar of Malaysia with a score of 10/12, 8/11, 11/9, 11/5, 11/9, a PSF press statement said.

Pakistan also emerged victorious in the Under-19 category as Abbas Zeb took gold after defeating Hong Kong's Chung Yat Long with a score of 11/4, 11/3, 11/4.

Anas Ali Shah, who contested in the U-13 category, won a silver medal after he lost to India's Yuvraj Wadhwani.

Seven players along with a coach attended the championship, which was held in Chennai from Sept 26-29.

Zeb and Uzair Shaukat played in the U-19 category while Qasim and Asadullah Khan played in the U-17 category. Hamza and Muhammad Ashab Irfan contested in the U-15 category while Anas participated in the U-13 age group. Fazal Shah accompanied them as coach during the event.