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Top seeds New Zealand battle back to beat Aussies

Top seeds New Zealand battle back to beat Aussies

Indian men’s pair sink sixth seeds Wales By HOWARD HARDING – Squash Mad International Correspondent   After a day two count of 30 pool matches spread across five courts, Commonwealth Games Squash action moves into the knockout stages on Thursday in the Women’s and Mixed Doubles at Oxenford Studios in Gold Coast, Australia. A crucial [...]

April 11, 2018 Howard Harding News 0

Malaysians sink world champions on first day of Gold Coast doubles

Malaysians sink world champions on first day of Gold Coast doubles

Huge win by Rachel Arnold and Sivasangari Subramaniam By HOWARD HARDING – Squash Mad International Correspondent   Less than 24 hours after the drama of the Singles medals finals day, Commonwealth Games Squash action switched to Doubles as players took to the wider courts in bids for glory in the Men’s, Women’s and Mixed events [...]

April 10, 2018 Howard Harding News 0

With heart rate reaching 199 beats per minute, new data suggests squash could be world’s toughest racket sport

With heart rate reaching 199 beats per minute, new data suggests squash could be world’s toughest racket sport

Wiring up Ramy Ashour and Tarek Momen delivers amazing data By SEAN REUTHE and ALAN THATCHER   The Professional Squash Association (PSA) has released new data captured through innovative partnerships with Sports Data Labs and interactiveSquash that suggests squash could be the most physically demanding racket sport in the world. Through the use of pioneering [...]

April 10, 2018 Alan Thatcher Comment, Growing the game, News 6
Commonwealth Games: Top marks for a top quality Infographic

Commonwealth Games: Top marks for a top quality Infographic

Gold Coast is fifth Aussie city to host the Games By ALAN THATCHER    In celebration of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games, The East Coast Squash Academy has released a visual treat in the form of an infographic tracing [...]

April 10, 2018 Fun Stuff, Growing the game, News
Gold Coast golds for James Willstrop and Joelle King

Gold Coast golds for James Willstrop and Joelle King

Third time lucky for Willstrop  By ALAN THATCHER (Squash Mad Editor) and HOWARD HARDING (Squash Mad International Correspondent)   James Willstrop and Joelle King are the 2018 Commonwealth Games gold medal winners after today’s compelling finals in front of packed [...]

April 10, 2018 News
Nick Matthew weighs in as refs get tough on lets in Gold Coast

Nick Matthew weighs in as refs get tough on lets in Gold Coast

Players taken by surprise by referees’ get-tough policy By ALAN THATCHER, Squash Mad Editor NICK MATTHEW has joined the debate that has sprung up over a sudden “get-tough” refereeing policy at the Commonwealth Games. Officials have clearly been instructed to [...]

April 9, 2018 Alan's Blog, Comment, News
New Zealand and England chase golden double in Gold Coast finals

New Zealand and England chase golden double in Gold Coast finals

New names set to be engraved on both trophies By HOWARD HARDING – Squash Mad International Correspondent   After dramatic semi-finals before a capacity 2,500 crowd surrounding the all-glass showcourt at Oxenford Studios in Gold Coast, Australia, it will be England [...]

April 9, 2018 News
Wales and New Zealand share limelight with England and Malaysia

Wales and New Zealand share limelight with England and Malaysia

Makin joins Evans in Gold Coast semi-finals  2018 Commonwealth Games Quarter-Final Round-Up by HOWARD HARDING – Squash Mad International Correspondent   A quartet of players representing England, Malaysia, New Zealand and Wales will line up in both the men’s and [...]

April 7, 2018 News
Tesni Evans topples top seed Laura Massaro to reach Commonwealth Games semi-finals

Tesni Evans topples top seed Laura Massaro to reach Commonwealth Games semi-finals

Tesni toughs it out to win another big battle with Laura By ALAN THATCHER and HOWARD HARDING   Tesni Evans toppled top seed Laura Massaro in a brutal, physical battle to reach the semi-finals of the Commonwealth Games women’s singles. [...]

April 7, 2018 News
Malaysia’s Nafiizwan Adnan halts Nick Matthew’s Gold Coast campaign

Malaysia’s Nafiizwan Adnan halts Nick Matthew’s Gold Coast campaign

The Komodo Adnan ends Matthew’s dream of a Commonwealth Games hat-trick By Alex Wan – Squash Mad Asian Bureau Editor Malaysian number one Nafiizwan Adnan scored his maiden win over England’s top seeded Nick Matthew in an epic quarter-final match [...]

April 7, 2018 News
England stars power through to quarter-finals in Gold Coast

England stars power through to quarter-finals in Gold Coast

Top seeds look safe By HOWARD HARDING – Squash Mad International Correspondent   England celebrated 100% success in today’s third round of the Squash singles events at the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia, where the nation will have [...]

April 7, 2018 News
Egyptian stars Nour El Sherbini and Raneem El Welily seeded to meet in El Gouna final

Egyptian stars Nour El Sherbini and Raneem El Welily seeded to meet in El Gouna final

Gaultier is back to defend men’s title By ALAN THATCHER and SEAN REUTHE   World No.1 Nour El Sherbini and World Champion Raneem El Welily are seeded to meet in the final of the first ever women’s El Gouna International [...]

April 6, 2018 News
Chris Binnie and Lewis Walters make it a Jamaican double on opening day of Commonwealth Games

Chris Binnie and Lewis Walters make it a Jamaican double on opening day of Commonwealth Games

Binnie hits back from 0-2 down to beat No.3 seed Saurav Ghosal By HOWARD HARDING – Squash Mad International Correspondent   While the two reigning gold medallists eased into the third round of the Squash singles events at the 2018 [...]

April 6, 2018 News
Welcome meeting paves way for the 2018 Commonwealth Games to begin

Welcome meeting paves way for the 2018 Commonwealth Games to begin

Medals to be split 50-50 between males and females From HOWARD HARDING in Gold Coast   The 2018 Commonwealth Games squash competition is poised to explode into life at the Oxenford Studios in Gold Coast. Coaches and athletes representing the [...]

April 4, 2018 News
Kiwis get a double boost on eve of Commonwealth Games

Kiwis get a double boost on eve of Commonwealth Games

Coll and King earn rankings rise  By HOWARD HARDING – Squash Mad International Correspondent   New Zealand hopes of squash gold success in the Commonwealth Games in Australia this month were given a boost on Sunday when Kiwis Paul Coll [...]

April 2, 2018 News