Eain Yow ends 10-year drought for Asian crown


PETALING JAYA: National No. 1 squash player Ng Eain Yow has ended a 10-year wait for a men’s Asian title.

Top seed Eain Yow lived up to his top billing yesterday when he took 30 minutes to beat Yip Tsz Fung of Hong Kong 11-4, 11-4, 11-9 in the men’s individual final of the Asian Championships in Islamabad, Pakistan.

It’s the country’s first Asian title since Nafiizwan Adnan’s feat in 2011 when it was hosted in Penang.

There was no double joy yesterday though when second seed Rachel Arnold failed to upstage Tong Tze Wing of Hong Kong in the women’s individual final.

She went down fighting 8-11, 11-13, 5-11 in 35 minutes.

Malaysia last won the women’s Asian title through Nicol David in 2015.

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