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National squash players Rachel Arnold (left) and Aifa Azman (right) in action during their match against English players Alison Waters (second from left) and Sarah-Jane Perry (second from right), in the women’s semi-finals of the 2022 Commonwealth Games at the University of Birmingham Hockey and Squash Centre in Birmingham, the United Kingdom, on August 7, 2022. — Picture by BERNAMA

2022 Commonwealth Games: Rachel – Aifa clinch squash bronze, Eain Yow – Ivan finish empty-handed

BIRMINGHAM, Aug 8 — Malaysia ended their squash campaign on the final day of the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games with a bronze medal, courtesy of Rachel Arnold – Aifa Azman in women’s doubles here today.

Rachel-Aifa defeated teammates Noor Ainaa Amani Ampandi – Chan Yiwen 11 – 3, 11 – 9 in the third-placing match at the University of Birmingham Squash and Hockey Centre.

New Zealand’s Joelle King – Amanda Landers-Murphy clinched gold after edging England’s Sarah-Jane Perry – Alison Waters 11 – 8, 11 – 8.

Malaysia’s Ng Eain Yow – Ivan Yuen failed to get on the podium after going down 10 – 11, 6 – 11 to Scotland’s Greg Lobban – Rory Stewart in the men’s doubles bronze medal match.

England made it a 1 – 2 finish when James Willstrop – Declan James outlasted Adrian Waller – Daryl Selby 11 – 3, 7 – 11, 11 – 9 in the men’s doubles final.

— Bernama

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