The 19th Asian Junior Team Championships came to a successful conclusion yesterday after two exciting boys’ and girls’ finals at the Squash Centre in the Ambassador City Jomtien in Pattaya, Thailand.
For the Asian Junior Men's Team event, the top seed Pakistan met an unexpected opponent India, who beat the second seeded Malaysia 2-1 in the semis. The frequent finalist Pakistan finally beat India 2-0 to claim their Asian Junior Men’s Team title. It is thier fourteenth time to win this title. Hong Kong China and Malaysia both finished bronze.
For the Junior Women’s Team, defending Champion Malaysia beat Hong Kong China 2-0 in the final to retain its title, while India and Korea claimed the co-third.
The 19th Asian Junior Team Championships, which was held in Pattaya, a beautiful resort city in Thailand, has attracted 12 junior men's teams and 9 junior women's teams to participate.
"It is the first time for Thailand Squash Rackets Association to host an Asian Championship. I would like to thank and congratulate them for hosting such a successful yet memorable event. Their warm hospitality and dedication has made the event run smoothly. I would also like to thank the officials, referees and helpers," said Mr. David Mui, MH JP, the ASF's President.
For full set of results, please visit the official site of Asian Squash Federation.
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