WSF announced that 36 young squash players from 27 nations will experience the sport’s first taste of Olympic competition at the Youth Olympic Games to be held in Argentina from 7th -12th October 2018.

During the Buenos Aires 2018 event, squash has been chosen as a ‘showcase’ sport.  And according to the 5 regions of the World Squash Federation – Asia, Europe, Pan America, Africa and Oceania, 18 young male and 18 young female players have been nominated as Ambassadors.

WSF President Jacques Fontaine said:
  • “These players, all under-18, will play on the all-glass showcourt at Technopolis Park, meet the young people who will attend and encourage them to try squash at the introductory clinics.”
  • “Most importantly, they will be our representatives, our ambassadors.”
“This is an exciting opportunity for squash to be a part of an Olympic event for the first time – hopefully a stepping stone towards achieving our dream of a place on the Olympic Games Programme.”
The chosen athletes are:
  • Jeremías Azaña, Dylan Tymkiw, Valentina Portieri & Abril Pellizari (Argentina).
  • Ethan Eyles & Alex Haydon (Australia).
  • Meagan Best (Barbados).
  • Charlotte Toogood (Bermuda).
  • Gabriel Pederiva (Brazil).
  • James Flynn (Canada).
  • Luis Alejandro Mancilla (Colombia).
  • Viktor Byrtus (Czech Republic).
  • Maria Paula Moya (Ecuador).
  • Mostafa Asal & Jana Shiha (Egypt).
  • Erika Parker (El Salvador).
  • Sam Todd & Alice Green (England).
  • Toufik Mekhalfi (France).
  • Alejandro Enriquez (Guatemala).
  • Chung Yat Long & Chan Sin Yuk (Hong Kong China).
  • Tushar Shahani (India); Conor Moran (Ireland).
  • Jonathan Walker (Jamaica).
  • Erisa Sano Herring (Japan).
  • Siow Yee Xian & Chan Yiwen (Malaysia).
  • Dina Anguiano Gomez (Mexico).
  • Fleur M aas (Netherlands).
  • Matthew Lucente & Kaitlyn Watts (New Zealand).
  • Lujan Palacios (Paraguay).
  • Rafael Gálvez (Peru).
  • Georgia Adderley (Scotland).
  • Ambre Allinckx (Switzerland).

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