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National Women’s Squash player Aifa Azman along with Power-lifting champion Bonnie Bunyau Gustin carried the Jalur Gemilang for the Malaysian contingent at the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games Opening Ceremony at the Alexander Stadium, Birmingham, UK, on July 28, 2022. — Picture by BERNAMA

Squash: Two national women’s doubles pairs stay on medal trail

BIRMINGHAM, Aug 6 — Two national women’s doubles pairs stayed on track for the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games squash medals when they advanced to the semi-finals at the University of Birmingham Squash and Hockey Centre here today.

Malaysia’s top pair of Aifa Azman-Rachel Arnold, however, were made to work hard by Australians Donna Lobban-Rachael Grinham before prevailing 11-9, 4-11, 11-10.

Aifa-Rachel face a tough task in the last four as they will be up against England’s Sarah-Jane Perry-Alison Waters.

Another national pair, Chan Yi Wei-Noor Ainaa Amani Ampandi, however, had no problems downing India’s Joshana Chinappa-Dipika Pallikal Karthik 11-2, 11-7 to set up a semi-final clash against New Zealand’s Joelle King-Amanda Landers-Murphy.

Both the women’s doubles semi-finals will be held on Sunday (August 7).

Meanwhile, Malaysia enjoyed mixed fortunes in the men’s doubles round-of-16 matches.

Ng Eain Yow-Yuen Chee Wern survived to fight another day after downing New Zealand siblings Temwa-Lwamba Chileshe 11-3, 4-11, 11-8.

Eain Yow-Chee Wern will take on India’s Velavan Senthilkumar-Abhay Singh in the last eight on Saturday (August 6).

There was no such luck for Ong Sai Hung-Mohammad Syafiq Mohd Kamal, who were shown the exit after losing 11-9, 4-11, 7-11 to England’s Adrian Waller-Daryl Selby.

— Bernama

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