WSF Olympic News
WSF Reveals Youth Olympic Games Squash Ambassadors
36 young squash players from 27 nations spread across the
globe will experience the sport's first taste of Olympic competition at
the Youth Olympic Games in Argentina in October.
Squash has been chosen as a 'showcase' sport at Buenos Aires 2018, from
7-12 October. 18 young male and 18 young female Ambassadors, have been
nominated by the five regions (Asia, Europe, Pan America, Africa and
Oceania) of the World Squash Federation.
"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," said WSF President
Jacques Fontaine. "Most importantly, they will be our representatives,
"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 !
Maas (Netherlands); Matthew Lucente & Kaitlyn Watts (New Zealand); Lujan
Palacios (Paraguay); Rafael Gálvez (Peru); Georgia Adderley (Scotland);
and Ambre Allinckx (Switzerland).