Joshna Chinappa

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Joshna Chinappa
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Joshna Chinappa
Country India
ResidenceBristol, United Kingdom
Born (1986-09-15) 15 September 1986 (age 32)
Chennai, India
Turned Pro2003
Coached byHadrian Stiff
Racquet usedHarrow
Women's singles
Highest rankingNo. 10 (July, 2016)
Current rankingNo. 14 (November 2018)
Title(s)7
Tour final(s)14
Last updated on: April, 2018.

Joshna Chinappa (born 15 September 1986 in Chennai) is an Indian professional squash player.[1] 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.[2][3] Joshna Chinappa is the first beneficiary of Mittal Champions Trust.

At the 2014 Commonwealth Games Chinappa 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.[4][5] The pair won a Silver medal at the event's 2018 Gold Coast edition losing to team New Zealand, Joelle King and Amanda Landers-Murphy.[6] Chinappa trains at the Indian Squash Academy, Chennai.

In April 2018, Joshna upset Nicol David in the second round, in straight games, of the El Gouna World Series Event. This is one of Joshna Chinappa's more prominent upsets.[7]

Titles[edit]

In May 2012, Joshna defeated Sarah Jane Perry of England 9-11, 11-4, 11-8, 12-10, to win the Chennai Open.[8] On 2 February 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.[9]

  • Asian Games, 2018 - Bronze (Singles), Silver (Team)
  • Commonwealth Games,2018-Winner
  • Asian Squash Title, 2017- Winner
  • NSC Series No. 6 (Tour 12) 2009 – Winner
  • British Junior Open, 2005 – Winner
  • Asian Junior, 2005 – Winner
  • World Junior Championships, 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

Rivalry with Dipika Pallikal Karthik[edit]

Joshna and Dipika are India's best and most talented female players of all time, as they were both ranked in the top 10 in the world. Joshna says that the so-called rivalry between the two is hyped up by the media. They are both competitive with each other, but get along well, as they are often roommates for events, and teammates in events such as the Commonwealth Games.[10]

See also[edit]

Official Women's Squash World Ranking

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Joshna Chinappa - Professional Squash Association". psaworldtour.com. Retrieved 30 April 2018.
  2. ^ "Joshna Chinappa : Biography, Profile, Records, Awards and Achievement". Who-is-who. 1 February 2018. Retrieved 30 April 2018.
  3. ^ "Joshna Chinappa". www.sportskeeda.com. Retrieved 30 April 2018.
  4. ^ Vinod, A. (2 August 2014). "Dipika and Joshna create history". The Hindu. Retrieved 3 August 2014.
  5. ^ "Joshna Chinappa rises to 11th in squash rankings". SportsCafe.in. 1 June 2016. Retrieved 1 June 2016.
  6. ^ "Commonwealth Games 2018 squash: Dipika Pallikal-Joshna Chinappa get silver". Hindustan Times. 15 April 2018. Retrieved 16 April 2018.
  7. ^ "Joshna Chinappa posts first-ever win over Nicol David - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 24 April 2018.
  8. ^ "Joshna Chinappa clinches Chennai Open". The Times of India. 26 May 2012. Retrieved 10 June 2012.
  9. ^ "Joshna Chinappa notches Winnipeg Open title". Zee News. 18 July 2014. Retrieved 18 July 2014.
  10. ^ "There's no substitute for hard work for squash devotee Joshna Chinappa". Zeven. 18 November 2016. Retrieved 30 April 2018.

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