Eain Yow, a true Malaysian squash hero

HANGZHOU: Squash player Ng Eain Yow's sole focus was on winning a gold medal for Malaysia at the Asian Games.

Eain Yow's determination was evident as he secured the fifth gold medal for the nation by defeating India's Ghosal Saurav 9-11, 11-9, 11-5 ,11-8 in the men's individual final, ending a 13-year wait in the event, at the Hangzhou Olympic Squash Centre today.

"I didn't think much when I entered the court. I'm thrilled to have won this gold for Malaysia.

"Everything I did was for Malaysia, every ball I chased, every decision I made, was for Malaysia. I am relieved to have delivered a gold medal," said Eain Yow.

It was sweet revenge for Eain Yow, who lost to Ghosal in the semi-finals of the men's team event last week. Malaysia went on to win bronze.

"Today's match was intense, but I was mentally and physically stronger than last week.

"I was able to do what I wanted on court, and it helped me get the gold medal," said Eain Yow.

Eain Yow's win followed S. Sivasangari's triumph in the women's individual event on the same day.

Malaysia concluded their campaign in squash with an impressive haul of three gold, one silver and one bronze.

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