Squash at the 2006 Commonwealth Games

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The Squash at the 2006 Commonwealth Games was played for the most part at the Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Centre. Singles play took place from March 16 to 20 (Men's and Women's), and the doubles was contested from March 21 to 26 (Men's, Women's, and Mixed).

A high number of multiple entries by countries in the doubles events occurred because players could enter both the men's or women's events as well as the mixed doubles, and countries could put in as many entries as they chose to, as long as their players were in one the singles events. The most medals one player could possibly win at the Games was three: one in singles, one in men's or women's doubles, and one in mixed. Australians David Palmer, Rachael Grinham and Natalie Grinham all achieved this feat, with Natalie Grinham winning three gold medals. She was the first competitor ever to win three gold medals in squash at a single Commonwealth Games.

Medals Table[edit]

Key
  The host country is highlighted in lavender blue
 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 Australia 3 3 2 8
2 England 2 1 2 5
3 New Zealand 0 1 1 2
Total 5 5 5 15

Medallists[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Men's singles
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 Peter Nicol
England (ENG)
 David Palmer
Australia (AUS)
 Lee Beachill
England (ENG)
Women's singles
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 Natalie Grinham
Australia (AUS)
 Rachael Grinham
Australia (AUS)
 Shelley Kitchen
New Zealand (NZL)
Men's doubles
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 Peter Nicol and Lee Beachill
England (ENG)
 Stewart Boswell and Anthony Ricketts
Australia (AUS)
 Dan Jenson and David Palmer
Australia (AUS)
Women's doubles
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 Natalie Grinham and Rachael Grinham
Australia (AUS)
 Shelley Kitchen and Tamsyn Leevey
New Zealand (NZL)
 Tania Bailey and Vicky Botwright
England (ENG)
Mixed doubles
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 Natalie Grinham and Joe Kneipp
Australia (AUS)
 Vicky Botwright and James Willstrop
England (ENG)
 Rachael Grinham and David Palmer
Australia (AUS)

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