Top junior talent heads to Bukit Jalil Centre
By HOWARD HARDING – Squash Mad International Correspondent
The World Squash Federation has awarded Malaysia the rights to host the World Junior Squash Championships in 2019.
The event, featuring the WSF Women’s World Junior Team Championship from 5-9 August and preceded by the Men’s and Women’s WSF World Junior Individual Championships from 30 July to 4 August, will take place at the Bukit Jalil National Squash Centre in Kuala Lumpur, home of the sport’s Commonwealth Games debut in 1998.
Malaysia has hosted several WSF world championships – 2019 marking the third time the Asian nation has staged the Women’s Junior Team event, following the 1993 edition in Kuala Lumpur and 2001 in Penang.
The biennial event was last staged in New Zealand in July 2017 where Egypt won the title for the sixth time in a row, and Malaysia recorded their best-ever finish as runners-up for the third time.
In August 2016, Eain Yow Ng became the first Malaysian since Ong Beng Hee in 1998 to win the Men’s World Junior Individual Championships after triumphing over top seed Saadeldin Abouaish in Bielsko-Biala, Poland.
Yow was just six months old when former World No.7 Beng Hee became Malaysia’s first ever male World Junior Champion.
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