Jakarta, Aug 25 (IANS) Indian women racqueteers Dipika Pallikal Karthik and Joshana Chinappa settled for bronze in the squash women’s singles after going down in their respective semi-final matches of the 18th Asian Games here on Saturday.
While Dipika lost 0-3 (7-11, 9-11, 6-11) to defending champion and former World No.1 Nicol David of Malaysia, Joshana went down 1-3 (5-11, 10-12, 11-5, 10-12) to another Malaysian Sivasangari Subramaniam.
The 26-year old Dipika had beaten Japanese Kobayashi Misaki 3-0 in the quarter-finals, while Joshana beat Hong Kong’s Chan Ho Ling by a similar margin to advance to the last four stage.
At the Asiad, both losing semi-finalists bag a bronze and there is no bronze medal play-off.
David has won the Asian Games singles titles four times earlier.