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Name Chinappa Joshana
NOC IND - India India Date of Birth 15 SEP 1986
Residence Gender Female
Height 173 cm Weight 62 kg
Discipline Squash

Squash

BiographiesResult
Start Date Start Time Event Score Results Opponent
Name NOC
Women's Singles
21 SEP 2014 15 : 00 Women's Singles Quarterfinal Match 2 2 - 3 Lose Pallikal Dipika Rebecca IND - India IND
20 SEP 2014 17 : 00 Women's Singles Round of 16 Match 3 3 - 0 Win Song Sunmi KOR - Korea, Republic of KOR
Women's Team
27 SEP 2014 14 : 00 Women's Team Gold Medal Match 0 - 2 Lose Malaysia MAS - Malaysia MAS
26 SEP 2014 13 : 30 Women's Team Semi-Final Match 2 2 - 0 Win Republic of Korea KOR - Korea, Republic of KOR
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
5Singles2006Doha, QAT
World Open
17Singles2013Georgetown, MAS
17Singles2009Amsterdam, NED
World Team Championships
5Team2012Nimes, FRA
Asian Championships
2Team2010Chennai, IND
3Singles2008Kuwait
Commonwealth Games
1Doubles W2014Glasgow, GBR
5Doubles X2014Glasgow, GBR
9Singles2014Glasgow, GBR
World Ranking
21Singles2014

Detailed Information

Biography
Hobbies Music, swimming, reading. (worldsquash.org, 25 Aug 2010)
Occupation Athlete
Higher education English - Ethiraj College, India
Languages Spoken English
Coach Major Maniam [national]; Cyrus Poncha [national]; Malcolm Willstrop [personal] (indiasquash.com, 03 May 2014; timesoftimes.indiatimes.com, 27 Apr 2014)
Plays Right (worldsquash.org, 25 Aug 2010)
Sporting / famous Relatives Her family has been playing squash for the previous four generations. Her great-grandfather Field Marshall KM Cariappa, who was also the first Commander-in-Chief of the Indian Army, was a regular player of squash, and her father Anjan Chinappa also played squash regularly and represented Tamil Nadu several times. (mapsofindia.com, 03 Feb 2014)
Injuries She suffered a serious knee injury in 2011 that required surgery. The injury kept her out of action for six months. (asianage.com, 28 Apr 2014)
Additional Information Start of sporting career
She took up the sport at age seven. (mapsofindia.com, 03 Feb 2014)

Ambitions
To win a medal at the 2014 Asian Games in Incheon, Korea. (asianage.com, 28 Apr 2014)

Training
Her training regime consists of sprint and shuttle running, groundwork and gym training. (dnaindia.com, 04 Mar 2014)

Hero
US basketballer Michael Jordan and Indian sprinter PT Usha. (wispa.net, 07 Jun 2007; sports.indiainfo.com, 22 Nov 2009)

Awards
In 2013 she was awarded the Arjuna Award by the Indian government for sporting excellence. (mid-day.com, 31 Aug 2013)

General
CAREER CHANGING INJURY
The knee injury she suffered in 2011 changed her outlook on the sport. "I feel the knee surgery was the best thing that could have happened to me. It changed everything about my life, whether it was the company I kept or the way I approached my game. It was like starting my career from scratch after being on the couch for six months". (asianage.com, 28 Apr 2014)

PRODIGY
In 2000 she became the youngest player to win the senior national title, when she did so at age 14. (worldsquash.org, 25 Aug 2010)

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