World Games, Cali, Columbia (2-4 Aug’13)

The 9th edition of the World Games, a multi-sport event was held in the Colombian city of Cali.

The World Games squash action – featured 40 of the sport’s leading men and women athletes, representing 20 member nations.  3 indians participated in the event.  

Harinder lost in the first round to Christopher Binnie (Jam) in three straight games. Harinder could not find his form and did complain about the heat and altitude. The first and the second games could have gone in Harinder’s favour but the could not finish the ball on the bouncy court. It was the same story with Joshna who also struggled with the climatic conditions. None of her shots came in as she lost tamely to higher seeded Rachael Grinham (Aus).

Mahesh had a easy match in his first round beating Andras Torok (Hun) in three straight games.

In the second round he played splendidly against the local champion from Colombia Miguel Rodriguez. He was aggressive and chose the right shots at right time but was unable to keep up the pace of the game.



Round 1

Christopher Binne(Jam) beat Harinder Sandhu -12-10 , 11-8, 12-10

Rachael Grinham (Aus) beat Joshna Chinppa -11-6,11-6,11-3

Mahesh Mangoankar  beat Andras Torok(Hun) 11-5,11-4,11-7


Round 2

Miguel Rodriguez (Col)beat Mahesh Mangoankar -11-9,11-7,11-4


About Cyrus Poncha
I was born and lived in Bombay before moving to Chennai in 2001 to coach the Indian national squash team....what a journey its been!!

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