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.