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SINGAPORE, 19 NOVEMBER 2023
NELE GILIS, ALI FARAG REIGN SUPREME AT VITAGEN SINGAPORE SQUASH OPEN 2023
Belgium’s Nele Gilis and Egypt’s Ali Farag were crowned champions of the VITAGEN Singapore Squash Open 2023. Nele defeated sister Tinne in a brutal five set clash, while Farag overcame Peru’s Diego Elias in a final for the third time this season to claim his 36th PSA title.
SINGAPORE, 18 NOVEMBER 2023
GILIS SISTERS, FARAG AND ELIAS TO CLASH FOR VITAGEN SINGAPORE SQUASH OPEN HONOURS
Belgian sisters Nele and Tinne Gilis will meet in their first PSA World Tour Gold event final after claiming impressive wins in their respective semi-finals at the US$225,000 VITAGEN Singapore Squash Open 2023.
SINGAPORE, 17 NOVEMBER 2023
Marwan defeats defending champion and brother in the battle of the ElShorbagy siblings in Singapore
World No.8 Marwan ElShorbagy produced a quality performance to reach the semi-finals of the US$225,000 VITAGEN Singapore Squash Open, beating brother and defending champion Mohamed ElShorbagy 12-10, 7-11, 6-11, 11-8, 11-6 at the OCBC Arena.
SINGAPORE, 16 NOVEMBER 2023
Asian Games Champion Sivasangari Subramaniam upsets top seed Nour El Tayeb to advance to quarter finals
Malaysian No.3 Sivasangari Subramaniam produced a terrific performance on day three of the VITAGEN Singapore Squash Open 2023 as she overcame top seed and World No.6 Nour El Tayeb to reach the quarter finals of a PSA World Tour Gold event for the first time in her career.
SINGAPORE, 15 NOVEMBER 2023
Mohamed ElShorbagy Survives Ibrahim Scare To Set Up Sibling Quarter Final in Singapore
World No.3 and defending champion Mohamed ElShorbagy came through another entertaining five-game contest with Egypt’s Youssef Ibrahim in round two of the VITAGEN Singapore Squash Open to set up a quarter final meeting with brother Marwan ElShorbagy, who also progressed on day two.
SINGAPORE, 14 NOVEMBER 2023
Asian Games gold medallists Ng and Sivasangari through to the second round.
Asian Games gold medallists Ng Eain Yow and Sivasangari Subramaniam progressed to the second round of the Vitagen Singapore SquashOpen after a strong performance on the opening day of the US$225,000 event.
SQUASH IS NOW AN OLYMPIC SPORT!
Singapore community abuzz as cricket, squash, baseball and softball look set for Olympic inclusion
The likely inclusion of cricket, squash, baseball and softball in the Los Angeles 2028 programme has bowled over the local community, who say being part of the Olympics will galvanise these sports.
The International Olympic Committee will make a decision – flag football and lacrosse have also been added by the organisers – in Mumbai next Monday, with many expecting them to be approved.
Singapore Squash Rackets Association president Patrick Thio is excited about the sport’s potential Olympic debut, and the impact it could have on the local fraternity.
World’s top seeds set for Singapore Squash Open 2023
Following the immense success of the Singapore Squash Open last year, the premium squash tournament will be back this year at the Singapore Sports Hub, OCBC Arena Hall 1, from 14 – 19 November.
Singapore seeded ninth for Asian Games
Singapore Squash also announced the Asian Games squad today. Seeded 9th in the Men’s team event, the squad includes Phua, six-time SEA Games medallist Samuel Kang Shuan Mu, two-time SEA Games medallist Aaron-Jon Widjaja Liang and debutant Jerome Clement Aw Jin Ming, blending experience with medal hopefuls.
Peru's Diego Elias (left) lost the men's final of the 2022 Singapore Squash Open to Mohamed El Shorbagy (right) and returns for this year's edition. ST PHOTO: LIM YAOHUI
Stars set for battle at Singapore Squash Open in November
Four-time world champion Ali Farag is hoping to add the Vitagen Singapore Squash Open to his list of trophies won around the world, with the Egyptian star confirming his participation for the Professional Squash Association World Tour Gold event in November.
He will be joined by Peru’s Diego Elias, one place behind Farag at world No. 2, for the Nov 14-19 tournament at the OCBC Arena. They are among the 24 top male and female players featuring at the US$225,000 (S$310,000) event.
Naisha Singh (left) and Jackrish Sashikumar won gold medals at the inaugural South-east Asian Junior Individual Squash Championship. ST PHOTO: GAVIN FOO
Dads’ influence behind Singapore’s two titles at South-east Asian junior squash meet
Two of Singapore’s young squash players, Naisha Singh and Jackrish Sashikumar, clinched gold medals at the inaugural South-east Asian Junior Individual Championships in Bangkok on Wednesday.
Naisha, 13, and Jackrish, 11, who won all their matches en route to their titles, also have something else in common – both their fathers are former players who have been motivational figures in their fledgling sporting journeys.