Sunday, August 21, 2005
Youth Icon Joshna
Joshna creates a record in the 48 years history of Indian Squash by becoming the youngest National Championship (Women’s) at 14 years of age.
Joshna led The Indian Women’s Squash Team to a Silver Medal for the first time ever in 11th Asian Senior Squash Championship, May 2002 – Malaysia.
Joshna Chinnapa Born on 15th September 1986
Joshna created history by being the first Indian girl to win the British Squash Championship title 2003, at Sheffield, U.K. and also winning the The Asian Junior Women Squash Championship at Islamabad, Pakistan on 6th Feb 2003.
Making history has been a way of life with Joshna. She earlier in the year 2000 created history in the Indian sports, by winning the senior national squash title, at the age of 14 years.
Joshna loss in Final World Junior Championships on July 21-26, 2005. Joshna currently ranked 60 in International Squash. Joshna is looking ahead to breaking into the top 20 ranking.
The Union Health and Family Welfare ministry has decided to nominate her have `Goodwill Ambassador ' for the year on 2005-2006.
However, one thing is clear, unanimously, that a talent like Joshna has not been seen in Indian women’s squash for some time now.