After a long wait, the WSF World Junior Squash Championships are back, and Canada is ready! From August 11th to August 21st, the French Squash Federation will host the best players from around the world as they battle it out in Nancy, France. The event will feature a junior men’s and women’s individual event and the men’s junior team championships. Read on for our Team event and Individual event player announcements.
Squash Canada is thrilled to announce the four talented, hard-working junior squash players that have been selected to the Canadian Junior Men’s Team:
- Syan Singh (ON) • Jacob Lin (BC) • Mohamed Kamal (QC) • Joseph Toth (BC)
These four juniors have proven themselves over the course of the season through selection events and trials, and now come together in representing Canada on the world stage.
Each member of the team has posted very impressive results over the last year. Syan Singh of Ontario has proven himself very dominant, winning both the 2022 U19 Canadian Junior Closed Championships and the 2021 U19 Canadian Junior Open.
Jacob Lin of British Columbia has had a strong year, losing a tight 5-game match in the semis of the 2022 U19 Canadian Junior Closed Championships. He also had a busy time over the pandemic with three fellow BC juniors as they trained, supported, promoted, and engaged the squash community through the Sunshine Squash Club (read more).
Mohamed Kamal of Quebec won his pool at the World Junior trials event. He recently made it to the finals of the 2022 U23 Canadian Squash Championships. Mohamed is studying at McGill University in the Computer Science program and training in Montreal.
Joseph Toth of British Columbia also won his pool at the World Junior trials event. He came second at the 2021 U17 Canadian Junior Closed Championships and third at the 2021 U17 Canadian Junior Open. Joseph is surrounded by excellent squash players, with his siblings reaching top levels of the game as well.
“It is such an honour to be able to represent Canada at the World Juniors this summer,” says team member Mohamed Kamal of Quebec. “Ever since I was about 12 years old, I have seen many players from my club compete at this incredible event and since then it has been a personal goal to make the team. I am really glad that I managed to pull it off and get the chance to compete on the world stage for Canada.”
Every year at the World Junior Championships there is an Individual event and a Team event. The Team event switches every year between Junior Men and Junior Women. The Individual event allows six players from each country, which means Squash Canada is delighted to announce the following athletes will be representing Canada at the 2022 WSF World Junior Individual Championships that occur directly before the Team event:
Syan Singh (ON), Jacob Lin (BC), Mohamed Kamal (QC), Joseph Toth (BC), Alex Yuzpe (ON), Karim Michael (QC)
Maria Min (BC), Ocean Ma (BC), Spring Ma (BC), Iman Shaheen (ON), Amal Izhar (ON), Alex Brown (BC)
These athletes are fortunate to be guided by an elite coaching staff of Jonathan Hill, coach at the Edgemont Athletic Club and long-time Canadian Junior National Coach, and Robin Clarke, coach at the Toronto Cricket, Skating and Curling Club and an established former player and top Canadian singles and doubles player.
“I’m very excited to work with this talented group of players,” said Jonathan Hill, Squash Canada’s Junior National Coach. “We will be training and acclimatizing in Aix-en-Provence for a week leading up to the Worlds and then heading to Nancy, France to meet up with the players who will be competing in the World Individuals. The last Worlds were in Malaysia where we also had a full contingent of Junior Women and Men. Robin Clarke and myself are looking forward to working with the twelve athletes at the World Individuals and World Junior Men’s Team Championships”
Join us as we wish our entire Canadian Squad the best in their preparations leading up to this prestigious event in France!
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