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Kush Kumar became first Indian player to reach semi final of World Junior Squash Championshi

Aug 14, 2014 15:07 IST

Kush Kumar on 13 August 2014 became the first Indian player to reach the semi-final of World Junior Squash Championship. The championship is being held in Windhoek, Namibia.

He achieved this feat when he defeated England's George Parker 11-8, 11-8 in straight games in quarterfinal of the WSF World Junior Individual Squash Championship. From the outset, Kumar had a firm control of the proceedings, getting his drive on direction and drops to perfection.

In the girls' section, the lone Indian Harshit Kaur Jawanda exited in the third round after beaten by Nouran Gohar of Egypt 11-2, 11-7, 11-0. Harshit Kaur Jawanda is national U-19 champion.

About Kush Kumar

Kush Kumar is a professional squash player from Chennai, Tamil Nadu and is presently ranked 220 in the world. He is coached by Cyrus Poncha who is also the World Squash Federation President.

In June 2014, he was runner-up in the Men's 21st Asian Junior U19 Championship 2014 held in Kish Island, Iran.

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