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Joshna Chinappa and Dipika Pallikal Karthik
September 15, 1986 |
|Coached by||Malcolm Willstrop|
|Highest ranking||No. 10 (july, 2016)|
|Current ranking||No. 10 (July, 2016)|
|Last updated on: January, 2016.|
Joshna Chinappa (born 15 September 1986) (Kodagu) is a squash player based in India. She reached a career-high world ranking of World No. 10 in July 2016. Joshna was the first Indian to win the British Squash Championship title in 2003 in the under 19 category and was also the youngest Indian women's national champion. Joshna Chinappa is the first beneficiary of Mittal Champions Trust. A trainee of the Indian Squash Academy (erstwhile ICL academy), Chennai, Joshna was ranked 19th in the world in March 2014.
At the 2014 Commonwealth Games she along with Dipika Pallikal Karthik won the squash women’s doubles gold medal, making it India's first ever Commonwealth Games medal in the sport. After finishing as a finalist at HKFC International, Joshna Chinappa rose to her career-best ranking of 11th on June 1, 2016.
In May 2012, Joshna defeated Sarah Jane Perry of England 9-11, 11-4, 11-8, 12-10, to win the Chennai Open. On Feb 2, 2014, she won the Winnipeg Winter Open trophy - her maiden WSA world title, by defeating Egypt`s Heba El Torky 11-13 11-8 11-5 3-11 12-10 in the final.
- NSC Series No. 6 (Tour 12) 2009 - Winner
- British Junior Open, 2005 – Winner
- Asian Junior, 2005 – Winner
- World Junior, Belgium, 2005 – Runner-up
- British Open Junior, 2004 – Runner-up
- SAF Games, Pakistan, 2004 – Gold
- Hong Kong event, 2004 – Runner-up
- Asian Championship, 2004 – Bronze
- Malaysian Junior, 2004 – Winner
- Indian National Junior, 2004 – Winner
- Indian National Senior, 2004 – Winner
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- "Joshna Chinappa notches Winnipeg Open title". Zee News. 18 July 2014. Retrieved 18 July 2014.
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