The Team Medal Podium
MELBOURNE - The UK team came into the competition as a known force in university squash, with team stars Joel Hinds and Emma Chorley highly ranked 101st and 154th in the world respectively. So it was no surprise that the UK fielded two finalists in the individual competition, including one winner, and then took out the teams event to close the 7th World University Squash Championships.
But all did not go according to plan for the Brits, in the first game of the final, a rematch of the women’s individual final, Emma Chorley again went down in straight sets to the highly fancied Annie Au from Hong Kong. Men’s individual champion Joel Hinds then stepped up to the plate needing a win for his country. What followed was a spectacular five set match against opponent Leo Au from Hong Kong, who fended off two match points before Joel coolly claimed victory.
At two matches a piece, the weight of two countries were upon the shoulders of Ho Fai Chiu from Hong Kong and Peter Creed from Britain. In another great performance from the British, Creed sealed the victory and emotions poured over from the British camp.
Meanwhile in the play-off for third place, USA defeated old rivals Canada in another dominant performance.
The 7th World University Squash Championships saw many hours of great squash played at Monash University and we wish all student athletes the best in their future careers.
(Source: Sarah Wordsworth, AUS Marketing and Media Coordinator)
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