(27 APR) Squash Pulse Issue 16

The newest edition of the ASF bi-annual e-newsletter SQUASH PULSE is released today. Some highlights for this issue include:

- 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games - Inclusion of Mixed Doubles

- Tentative dates of 2021 Asian Championships

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Asian Squash Federation received the official confirmation from The 19th Asian Games Hangzhou 2022 Organising Committee that Mixed Doubles will be added as one of the squash events in next year’s Asian Games in Hangzhou, China. Other four squash events include Men’s and Women’s Singles and Teams.

Mr. David Mui MH JP, the ASF’s President expressed his sincere appreciation to various parties, who make this happen, “I would like to thank the support of The Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) and the 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games Organising Committee.”
For the successful inclusion of Mixed Doubles into the 2022 Asian Games Squash Event, the ASF’s Patron Mr. N. Ramachandran also played a significant part. “I would also like to give my thanks to Mr. N. Ramachandran for his tremendous assistance and support,” added Mr. Mui, “this is a great news for the Asian squash community, who longs for more medals opportunity in the Asian Games. Besides, it is also an important step for increasing the status of the sport in the world. We, the squash community, are grateful for Mr. N. Ramachandran’s dedication and contribution to the sport in both Asia and the world over the years.”
Mr. Mui continued, “Having 2 men's & 2 women's players in a bigger squash court for the Doubles will allow more interaction between players in different gender and excitement, which arouses more fun to the game and to the spectators,” said Mr. Mui, “thus, I believe it will be a good show.”
Squash was first introduced into the Asian Games in 1998 in Bangkok. There were only two events: Men’s and Women’s Singles. In 2010 Guangzhou Asian Games, Men’s and Women’s Teams Events were added. After another twelve years, in 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games, Mixed Doubles will be included as a new event. Squash events in Hangzhou Asian Games will be held 13 -22 September 2022.

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Tentative dates of the two Asian Senior Championships in 2021 are as follows:

Asian Team Championships
Dates: 17 - 21 August 2021*
Venue: Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia
Asian Individual Championships 
Dates: 25 - 29 August 2021*
Venue: Islamabad, Pakistan.
Please be reminded that these dates are subject to change based on the development of pandemic situation. We will closely monitor the situation and communciate with the hosts. So please stay tuned for any updates.

Please click here for the ASF's event calendar.

* the dates are subject to change.

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(3 FEB) Nicol David Voted The World Games Greatest Athlete of All Time

Squash legend Nicol David adds another accolade to her collection as she topped the online poll for “The World Games Greatest Athlete of All Time”. Being the only Asian candidate, the five-time Asian Games Gold Medallist, received 318,945 votes, over double that of the runner-up James Kehoe, an Irish tug-of-war legend.

“I would like to congratulate Nicol for crowning “The World Games Greatest Athlete of All Time”. Nicol is not just a great squash player, but also the greatest athlete of all time and a role model for young athletes. Her dedication, striving for excellence and incomparable achievements has inspired a lot of people not just in Asia, but also in the world,” said Mr. David Mui MH JP, the ASF’s President.

“My warm congratulation would also go to Squash Racquets Association of Malaysia. Nicol’s victory has definitely shown the strength and unity of Malaysian squash community as well as the popularity of the sport in the country.”

In her 20-year career, Nicol David won a trio of World Games gold medals in addition to a bronze. She also had an unprecedented nine-year reign at the top of the World Rankings between 2006-2015 and gained eight-time World Championship title.


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President's Foreword

I have great pleasure in welcoming all of you to this new website of the Asian Squash Federation. With the successes that our Member National Federations have achieved in the past many years, the ASF has become a very active....

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