Chennai, Jan 7 (PTI) India’s Neel Joshi went down in four games to top seed Sam Todd of England in the boys under-15 final of British Junior Open squash tournament in Birmingham today.Also Read - Indian Woman Admits Stabbing 5-Year-Old Daughter to Death at UK Home, Cites Covid as Reason
Todd beat the Indian 8-11, 16-14, 11-0, 14-12, according to a press release from the Squash Rackets Federation of India here. Also Read - What Is Salmonella And Why Has Its Spread Raised Concern For Those Consuming Melons? Check Here
The Indian, seeded 3/4 began well and grabbed the first game but the local boy pulled away from there. Also Read - Racist Rant: Drunk Woman Shouts N-Word, Spits at Bouncer After Being Denied Entry to The Pub | Watch
In the fourth game, the Mumbai youngster looked good to level the scores and even enjoyed a gameball and then saved a match ball, but the fight ended soonafter.
Earlier, another hopeful Tushar Shahani in the U-17 category went down in the semi-final to the top seed Omar El Torkey of Egypt who 9-11, 11-2, 11-3,11-8.
He also missed out on a bronze losing to Yehia Hesham Fathy Elnawasany, also from Egypt, in the game to decide the 3rd-4th placings.
This is published unedited from the PTI feed.