Singapore | Asia Samachar |14 June 2015
Sanjay Singh Chal got his second gold medal when the Malaysian male team emerged tops at the 2015 SEA Games in Singapore yesterday.
The Malaysian squash team was an ‘unstoppable powerhouse in the region’, reported Bernama.
The country’s women squad defeated Indonesia 2-0 before their male counterparts emulated the feat with a similar result against hosts Singapore in the final match held at Kallang Squash Centre, the report added.
On June 10, Sanjay, 21, became the first Sikh to win a gold medal at the SEA Games 2015 when he came out tops in the men’s individual squash. [See report here].
The next day, Nauraj Singh Randhawa became the second Sikh to win a gold medal, another one for Malaysia, at the Southeast Asian regional games. [See report here].
In May 2014, Sanjay, who hails from Miri, Sarawak, completed a ‘remarkable turnaround in his squash career’ by capturing the Sukma men’s individual gold medal, according to a report in the Star, a Malaysian English newspaper.
The 20-year-old from Miri was told in January he might not lift a racquet again after being diagnosed with an enlarged heart. He was forced to stop playing for two months. It was only in March that he was given the green light to play again after medical tests concluded he was healthy.
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