2010 Commonwealth Games, Squash

Squash is included in the core games of the Commonwealth Games, meaning that this sporting event must be included in all the Commonwealth Games. This popular game of the mega sporting event was for the first time introduced in 1998 Commonwealth Games, held in Kuala Lumpur. Squash was among the most waited core events of the 2010 Commonwealth Games, which will was held in Delhi from 3rd October to 14th October.

This sporting event includes both men and women participants. The game is a wonderful display of power and concentration. The best of the athletes from different Commonwealth nations fight to take their respective nations to the top spot of the medal's chart. Australia is in the first position in the medals tally chart of squash with 22 medals in all, the country is followed by England with 19 medals in all and the third position is held by New Zealand with 6 medals in all.

Natalie Grinham from Australia had won all the three gold medals in 2006 Commonwealth Games. She had won gold medal in singles, doubles as well as mixed doubles, thereby, becoming the first participant to have won gold medals thrice in squash at one Commonwealth Games.

In the 2006 Commonwealth Games, which was held in Melbourne, Australia with 8 medals in all was in the first place; the country won 3 gold medals, 3 silver medals and 2 bronze medals. While in the second place was England with 5 medals in all that included 2 gold medals, 1 silver medal and 2 bronze medals, the third place was occupied by New Zealand that won 1 silver medal and 1 bronze medal.

The main events of squash include five segment; Men's singles and doubles, Women's singles and doubles and Mixed doubles. The venue for 2010 Commonwealth Games for squash was Siri Fort Complex. The participants competed for 15 medals in all.

Let's have a look at the winners of squash at the 2010 Commonwealth Games

Event Men Position Country
Doubles 1 - Gold England
Singles Nicholas Matthew 3 - Bronze England
Doubles - Mixed 1 - Gold Australia

Event Women Position Country
Doubles 1 - Gold New Zealand
Singles Nicholas Matthew 3 - Bronze England
Doubles - Mixed Nicole David 1 - Gold Malaysia

Last Updated on : 26 October 2010