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WORLD DOUBLES SQUASH CHAMPIONSHIPS

Context

Dipika Pallikal won the mixed doubles and women's doubles championships at the World Doubles Squash Championships, teaming up with Saurav Ghosal and Joshna Chinappa.

Key Points

  • Dipika won the mixed doubles title with Saurav Ghosal, winning 11-6, 11-8 over Alison Waters and Adrian Waller of England.
  • An hour and a half after winning the mixed doubles, she and Joshna Chinappa defeated Sarah Jane Perry and Alison Waters of England in the women's doubles final, 11-9, 4-11, 11-8.
  • India had never won gold in the World Doubles Squash Championships, and this is the first time the country has done so.
  • Declan James and James Willstrop of England won the men's doubles.
  • This year's tournament was hosted in Glasgow, Scotland.

Other Indians who participated

  • Joshna Chinappa and Vikram Malhotra finished ninth in the mixed doubles after losing 11-4, 11-6 to Malaysians Aifa Azman and Mohammad Syafiq Kamal. 
  • Vikram Malhotra and Ramit Tandon were India's lone men's doubles competitors.

India's previous record

  • In 2014 and 2016, India won two silver medals in this tournament.
  • In 2016, Dipika and Saurav had lost the mixed doubles final. In 2014, Saurav and Ritwik Bhattacharya had lost the men's doubles final.

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