Joelle King

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Joelle King
King Canberra.jpg
Country New Zealand
ResidenceCambridge, New Zealand
Born (1988-09-30) 30 September 1988 (age 31)
Cambridge, New Zealand
Height1.76 m (5 ft 9 in)
Weight71 kg (157 lb)
Turned Pro2004
Coached byGlen Wilson, Hadrian Stiff
Racquet usedHead
Women's singles
Highest rankingNo. 4 (April 2014)
Current rankingNo. 7 (November 2018)
Tour final(s)20
Last updated on: April 2018.

Joelle King MNZM (born 30 September 1988) is a professional squash player who represents New Zealand. She reached a career-high world ranking of World No. 4 in April 2014.[1][2]

Early life[edit]

King was born and raised in Cambridge, New Zealand. She is the youngest child in her family, having two older brothers. She is Maori, of Ngāti Porou descent.[3]

Career Overview[edit]

In July 2009, King won the Australian Women's Open by beating Annie Au in the final played at Clare, South Australia.[4]

King won one gold and one silver medal at the 2010 Commonwealth Games.[5] She also won a bronze medal at the 2014 Commonwealth Games and a gold medal at the 2018 Commonwealth Games.[6]

During the 2018 Commonwealth Games, King won the gold medal in the women's singles event for New Zealand.[7] On the other side, fellow New Zealand squash player, Paul Coll clinched a silver medal in the men's singles event.[8] This was also the first instance where a male and a female squash player from New Zealand had managed to qualify in the final of the respective events at a Commonwealth Games event.[9] She won her first platinum event on the WSA tour at the 2018 Hong Kong Squash Open beating Raneem El Weleily 3-0 in the final.[10]

Personal life[edit]

On December 28, 2012, Joelle married Ryan Shuttle in her native Cambridge. [11]


  1. ^ WISPA player profile
  2. ^ SquashInfo Player Profile
  3. ^ Tipene-Leach, Oriini (31 July 2014). "Day 7: Update on our Māori athletes in Glasgow". Television New Zealand. Retrieved 3 August 2014.
  4. ^ "Squash: King's inner mongrel". The New Zealand Herald. NZPA. 20 July 2009. Retrieved 7 October 2011.
  5. ^ Alderson, Andrew (17 August 2010). "Squash: King's queen of doubles". The New Zealand Herald.
  6. ^ "Joelle King clinches squash gold against England's Sarah-Jane Perry". Stuff. Retrieved 9 April 2018.
  7. ^ "Kiwi King wins, Coll loses Games squash final". ESPN. Retrieved 9 April 2018.
  8. ^ @aldersonnotes, Andrew Alderson Sports reporter, NZ Herald andrew alderson@nzherald co nz (7 April 2018). "Squash: Joelle King and Paul Coll into Commonwealth Games singles finals". NZ Herald. ISSN 1170-0777. Retrieved 9 April 2018.
  9. ^ "Commonwealth Games: Joelle King, Paul Coll qualify for squash singles finals". Newshub. 4 September 2018. Retrieved 9 April 2018.
  10. ^ "Hong Kong Squash Open". Retrieved 25 November 2018.
  11. ^ "Joelle King | New Zealand Olympic Team". New Zealand Olympic Team. 9 February 2016. Retrieved 16 April 2018.

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