Saurav climbs to all time high in squash rankingMay 6th, 2009 - 8:46 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, May 6 (IANS) India’s most successful squash player Saurav Ghosal reached the highest of 29 in the latest PSA world ranking.
Saurav, delighted with his ranking, said: “I hope to take Indian squash to the top and win medals for the country.” He also conveyed his appreciation to the government of India, the SRFI and his coaches.
Saurav started playing the professional tour in 2003 but has only been a full-time for a year. This remarkable achievement has been achieved due the dedication and discipline of the 22-year old, according to national coach Cyrus Poncha.
Originally from Kolkata, Saurav shifted his base to train at the ICL Squash Academy here and currently is based in Leeds, training with Malcolm Willstrop.
Saurav is also a recipient of the Arjuna Award in 2007 and is an Asian Games medallist.
Saurav is preparing for the 2010 Commonwealth Games where he hopes to get a medal. The Union ministry of youth affairs and sports has been supporting him in this regard under its new scheme for preparing the Indian teams for the Commonwealth Games.
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