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Joshna Chinappa on born 15 September 1986 in Kodagu Chennai.She is a squash player based in India.Her father Anjan chinappa and mother Sunita Chinappa . The youngest woman National Champion of India, Joshna Chinappa has been playing the game of squash since the age of 7.she started player at the age of 8 At the madras club. she has done BA in English The game of squash runs in the blood of this young National Champion She is first Indian to won the British squash championship in 2003.
She belong to sport family and as her great grandfather field marshal K.M Cariappa who was the first commander in chief in the Indian Army was a squash player. And her father also player who represented the tamil Nadu in the games. Joshna is the first beneficiary of the 40 core Mittal Champions Trust. She was the winner of the India National Junior and Senior Championships as well as Malaysian Junior in 2004. She took home the bronze medal in the 2004 Asian Championships. She was adjudged the winner of the Asian Junior and British Junior Open in 2005. A trainee of the Indian Squash Academy erstwhile ICL academy Chennai, Joshna is currently ranked 32 in the world. From a very young age, Joshna Chinappa was interested in the game and wanted to take it up as a career. Therefore, although she continued her studies she never really concentrated in academics. Joshna Chinappa has till date played 10 senior and 10 junior Championships. At the age of 14 Joshna was crowned the Youngest Senior National Champion and by now she has several numbers of achievements under her belt. The most prominent achievements of Joshna Chinappa in the game of Squash include: Junior National- winner, 2004,Senior National- winner, 2004,World Junior, Belgium – runner-up, 2005, British Open Junior- runner-up, 2004, Asian Junior – winner, 2005, SAF Games, Pakistan – gold, 2004, Hongkong event – runner-up, 2004, Asian Championship – bronze, 2004, Malaysian Junior – winner, 2004,British Open Junior – winner, 2005. Dipika Pallikal and Joshna Chinappa have made not only their country proud but also gave a great significant to their sport – squash, with their magnificent win in the women’s doubles gold medal match at the Commonwealth Games 2014. Never before India has won a medal forget gold in the squash and has been dominated by the Western Counterparts. But these beautiful looking players from India not only tamed their opponents from England, the top seeds Jenny Duncalf and Laura Massaro from England but did it in style.
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