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Sanjay Singh (right) defeated Mohd Hannan Tarmidi of Negri Sembilan 11-7, 11-6, 11-7 in the semi-finals at the State Sports Complex on Sunday.
KANGAR: Sanjay Singh Chal made a bet with his father that both of them will get tattoos if he wins the Sukma squash men’s singles gold medal.
The second seed is just one win away from getting a tattoo for himself and his father Jewan Singh after defeating Mohd Hannan Tarmidi of Negri Sembilan 11-7, 11-6, 11-7 in the semi-finals at the State Sports Complex on Sunday.
Sanjay , who is from Miri, Sarawak, will meet Kelantan’s Mohd Syafiq Kamal in Monday’s final.
Syafiq upset the top seed Mohd Addeen Idrakie of Selangor 3-11, 11-7, 12-10, 11-4 in the other semi-final.
The 20-year-old Sanjay, a bronze medalist at the 2012 Games in Kuantan, is confident of bagging a first gold medal before quitting the Under-21 Sukma scene.
“I’m looking forward to the final because this is the best chance to get a tattoo with my father’s blessings,” joked Sanjay.
“I’m glad to make the final because the men’s competition this year is tough. I have one more hurdle to go – against Syafiq. He is a very dangerous player and cannot be taken lightly.”
In the women’s semi-finals, second seed Rachel Arnold of Federal Territories came back from two sets down to oust Selangor’s Teh Min Jie 7-11, 5-11, 11-3, 11-2, 11-5.
After meekly losing the first two sets, Rachel needed a wake-up call from her father, national elite coach Raymond Arnold, to come out fighting and salvage a victory.
On her final against the top seed Vanessa Raj of Penang today, Rachel said: “Our matches have always been closely fought and I expect another tough encounter against Vanessa in the final.”
Vanessa beat Negri Sembilan’s Zoe Foo 12-10, 11-4, 11-5 in her semi-final.
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