LAHORE: Former Pakistani squash players gave a stupendous performance on Thursday to win the Asian masters squash championship played at the Punjab Squash Association (PSA) complex in Lahore.
The players remained a dominating force in the finals, winning four out of six finals in front of a sizeable gathering, who watched the former champions of the game in action.
The winners included former world number two Gogi Allauddin, Jahangir Khan Jr, SajjadAhmed, Hassan Raza.
Mohammad Fayyaz from Hong Kong and Lalit Kumar from India were the two foreign players who won their respective age groups finals.
The finals also produced some set backs for the home players as former world junior champion Sohail Qaiser and former Asian Junior champion Abdul Rashid lost their respective finals.
Gogi won the 60 and above final, with Jahangir Khan Jr leading the country to success by winning in the 35-39 years category, Sajjad won in the over 40-44 category while Hassan won in the 50-54 category.
The final results:
35-39: Jahangir Khan Jr beat Pakistani counterpart Zulfiqar Khan 11-5, 11-8, 5-11,6-11, 5-1 (retired hurt)
Over 40-44: Sajjad Ahmed (PAK) beat Abdul Rashid (PAK) 11-7, 11-9, 11-9
Over 45-49: Mohammad Fayyaz (HKG) bt Sohail Qaiser (PAK) 12-10, 11-6, 11-7
Over 50-54: Hassan Raza (PAK) beat Jaideep Singh Grewal (India) 11-8, 9-11,11-8, 11-4
Over 55-59: Lalit Kumar Agnihotri (India) beat Mohammad Hanif Lodhi (PAK)11-2, 11-1, 11-6
Over 60 & above: Gogi Alauddin (PAK) beat Rajiv Reddy (India) 11-6, 11-8, 11-4
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