World Doubles Squash Championship: Dipika and Joshna Make Promising Start

Dipika / Joshna World Doubles Champions 2017

Joshna Chinappa entered the 2nd round of Mixed and Women’s Doubles. She won one in Mixed Doubles with Vikram Malhotra and two matches in Women’s Doubles, with Dipika Pallikal Karthik. Dipika also won her Mixed Doubles match while Men’s Doubles team lost both. In 2016, 2nd seed Saurav Ghosal and Dipika Pallikal finished Runners up in Mixed Doubles. Check results of Day 1 and schedule of Day 2 for Indians.

England is hosting the 5th World Doubles Championships at Manchester between 1-5 August where a record 51 pairs from 12 nations are participating. In 2016 event, the medals were shared between the hosts, New Zealand, Scotland, India and Malaysia.

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Day 1 Results
Women’s Doubles Group B

    Joshna Chinappa / Dipika Pallikal Karthik def Colombian pair Pelaez and Tovar 2-0
    Joshna Chinappa / Dipika Pallikal Karthik def 7th seed Wales pair 2-0

Mixed Doubles Group C: 6th seed Joshna Chinappa / Malhotra def Leiper/Hallam(Sco) by 2-0
Men’s Doubles Group A

    Malhotra / Mangaonkar (Ind) lost to Top seeds from Scotland 2-0
    Malhotra / Mangaonkar (Ind) lost to Dutch pair 2-0

Indian Squad
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Day 2 Schedule for Indians

    11:45 Mixed B [2] Ghosal / Pallikal (Ind) v Kamal / Arnold (Mas) C4
    11:45 Mixed C [6] Malhotra / Chinappa (Ind) v [11] Millar / Landers-Murphy (Nzl) C6
    14:30 Men A [8] Adnan / Yuen (Mas) v [9] Malhotra / Mangaonkar (Ind) C6
    16:45 Mixed B [2] Ghosal / Pallikal (Ind) v Bennett / vd Heijden (Ned) C3
    18:00 Mixed C [6] Malhotra / ChinappaI (Ind) v Herrera / Pelaez (Col) C1

Participating Nations: Australia, Canada, Colombia, England, India, Malaysia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Scotland, South Africa and Wales.

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