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Name Pallikal Dipika Rebecca
NOC IND - India India Date of Birth 21 SEP 1991
Residence Gender Female
Height 170 cm Weight 60 kg
Discipline Squash

Squash

BiographiesResult
Start Date Start Time Event Score Results Opponent
Name NOC
Women's Singles
22 SEP 2014 14 : 00 Women's Singles Semi-Final Match 1 0 - 3 Lose David Nicol Ann MAS - Malaysia MAS
21 SEP 2014 15 : 00 Women's Singles Quarterfinal Match 2 3 - 2 Win Chinappa Joshana IND - India IND
20 SEP 2014 17 : 00 Women's Singles Round of 16 Match 4 3 - 1 Win Gu Jinyue CHN - China CHN
Women's Team
25 SEP 2014 14 : 00 Women's Team Group play stage Group B Match 5 3 - 0 Win China CHN - China CHN
24 SEP 2014 17 : 00 Women's Team Group play stage Group B Match 4 3 - 0 Win Pakistan PAK - Pakistan PAK
24 SEP 2014 10 : 00 Women's Team Group play stage Group B Match 1 2 - 1 Win Hong Kong, China HKG - Hong Kong, China HKG

Competition Highlights

RankEventYearLocation
Asian Games
3Team2010Guangzhou, CHN
5Singles2010Guangzhou, CHN
World Open
5Singles2011Rotterdam, NED
9Singles2013Georgetown, MAS
9Singles2012Camana Bay, CAY
World Team Championships
5Team2012Nimes, FRA
Asian Championships
2Team2010Chennai, IND
3Singles2010Chennai, IND
5Singles2011Georgetown, MAS
Commonwealth Games
1Doubles W2014Glasgow, GBR
5Singles2014Glasgow, GBR
5Doubles X2014Glasgow, GBR
World Junior Championships
3Singles2010Cologne, GER
3Singles2009Chennai, IND
3Team2009Chennai, IND
World Ranking
12Singles2014

Detailed Information

Biography
Hobbies Spending time with family, reading. (idiva.com, 13 May 2013)
Occupation Athlete
Higher education Ethiraj College, India
Spouse & Children Fiance Dinesh Karthik
Languages Spoken English
Coach Major Maniam [national]; Cyrus Poncha [national]; Sarah Fitz-Gerald [personal] (indiasquash.com, 03 May 2014; ibnlive.in.com, 19 Mar 2014)
Plays Right (fairandglow.com, 12 Mar 2014)
Sporting / famous Relatives Her fiance Dinesh Karthik played for the India cricket team in March 2014 and professionally in India for the Delhi Daredevils in May 2014, and her mother is a former cricket player. (fairandglow.com, 12 Mar 2014; espncricinfo.com, 25 May 2014; indiatvnews.com, 30 Dec 2013)
Additional Information Start of sporting career
She took up squash at age 10. (mumbaimirror.com, 03 Feb 2014)

Ambitions
To win a medal at the 2014 Asian Games in Incheon, Korea, and to be ranked in the top five in the world at the end of 2014. (firstpost.com, 03 Feb 2014)

Training
She trains in Melbourne, VIC, Australia. (firstpost.com, 03 Feb 2014)

Most influential person in career
Her family. (idiva.com, 13 May 2013)

Awards
In 2014 she was given the Vocational Excellence Award by the Rotary Club of Madras. (fairandglow.com, 12 Mar 2014)

In 2014 she became the youngest recipient of the Padma Shri award, given out by the Indian government to recognise contributions in areas such as sport. (actsfaqs.com, 29 Jan 2014)

She was given the Ethiraj College Alumni award for her achievements in squash in 2013. (fairandglow.com, 12 Mar 2014)

In 2012 she was given the Arjuna Award by the Indian government for sporting excellence. She was the first squash player to receive it. (idiva.com, 04 Sep 2012)

In 2011 she received the Vocational Service Award, NDTV 24/7 Rock Star Best Sportswoman Award, and L'oreal Femina Best Sportsperson Award. (fairandglow.com, 12 Mar 2014)

General
STAYING IN THE ASIAN GAMES
She considered withdrawing from the 2014 Asian Games in Incheon, Korea, because she felt it was unfair she was placed in the same side of the draw as doubles partner Joshana Chinappa, with whom she won doubles gold at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland. In the end she carried on. "I have decided to play and put everything behind after due deliberation. I have always put country first and this time it is no different. The focus is on giving my best and try and win medals in both team and individual event." (indiatimes.com, 12 Sep 2014; sports.ndtv.com, 15 Sep 2014)

NATIONAL FIRST
In 2012 she became the first Indian player to reach a semifinal of a Gold Series event, when she did so at the Australian Open in Canberra. In the same year she became the first female Indian squash player to be ranked top 10 in the world. (thestar.com.my, 19 Mar 2014; sports.ndtv.com, 17 Aug 2012)

EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES
She initially refused to compete at the 2014 national championship because of the disparity in prize money for the men's and women's events. The organisers eventually offered equal prize money. "I have good friends among the [Indian] men players. I demanded equality not because of hatred, but because the women trained and played equally hard as the men and deserve the same rewards." (thestar.com.my, 19 Mar 2014)

TURNING DOWN THE BIG SCREEN
She has previously turned down an offer to star in an Indian movie alongside film star Mohanlal. "There was a movie offer and they read out the story and asked if I was interested. But I'm a squash player first and that remains my priority. So we turned it down but of course, had I not been a player, I would have acted." (squashsite.co.uk, 08 Jan 2010; The Hindu, 13 Sep 2006)

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