New Zealand has come away with two gold medals and one bronze from the 2017 WSF World Doubles Squash Championships in Manchester after good wins earlier this morning. The medal tally equalled last year and it was the same pairings taking out the titles as well.
For King, the wins were just reward after she felt the weight of being a defending champion in two of the events.
“....... we came here with pressure on our shoulders obviously going in, in both of the events as top seeds in my parings. It’s kind of a bit of a relief really, We had a fair idea we could play to a really good level, but it’s always making sure you put it out on court every day. In the mixed we lost early in the pool but we got better every day, a bit like a fine wine. I’m just really happy we came away with two gold and a bronze.”
I think it’s just positive for us all looking at the season ahead and moving forward to the Commonwealth Games.”
King will now go to a base in Bristol for training before travelling to Shanghai the China Squash Open, August 31-3 September.
The Squash Waikato Senior Team will soon be on their way to Hawkes Bay for the upcoming Senior National Inter-District Teams Event on 18-20 August. Both Men's and Women's teams have been named; The Men's team will have the services of Chris Lloyd, Allan Crome, Tyler Ranger and Ben Calvert. With Phil Buscke Somervell as both reserve and coach. With the Women's squad consisting of Jacinta Matson, Casey Owen, Nadine Cull and Nicki Blake.
Best of luck from us all at Squash Waikato.
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