Dipika Pallikal and Harinder Sandhu win gold at Asian games test event

India's Dipika Pallikal and Harinder Pal Sandhu won the gold medal at the Asian Mixed Doubles Squash Tournament in Hangzhou, a test event for the upcoming Hangzhou Asian Games.

Seeded third, Dipika and Harinder dominated proceedings during the 2-0 win over second seeds Ivan Yuen and Rachel Arnold of Malaysia at the Hangzhou Olympic Sports Centre.

This was the first appearance by the 31-year-old Dipika since the 2022 Commonwealth Games in any event as she prepares for the continental showpiece three months down the line.

The Indian duo beat top seeded Malaysian pair Syafiq Kamal & Aifa Azman 2-0 in the semis earlier in the week. A testament to hard work and perseverance, the duo will look forward to better their preparations and win big at the grand stage.