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Power helps Pakistani prodigy flee Taliban for Toronto

Alan Thatcherhttps://squashmad.com
Founder of World Squash Day, Squash Mad and the new Squash 200 Partnership, building clubs of the future. Founder of the Kent Open and co-promoter of the St. James's Place Canary Wharf Classic. Author and Public Speaker.

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Jonathon Power is creating quite a stir with his new National Academy in Toronto. This week he attracted more headlines as he predicted stardom for a young Pakistani player, Maria Toorpakai Wazir. She and her family had to flee from death threats from the Taliban to move to a new life in Canada.

Maria, now 20, is making great strides under Power’s coaching regime and he predicts that she will be a future world champion.

It is a moving and an amazing story, beautifully told in a fascinating article by Nicki Thomas in The Star.

Click below for the full story:

 

http://www.thestar.com/sports/article/1039040–squash-prodigy-flees-taliban-to-toronto

 

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