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Meet the Indian teen squash player who made waves at Commonwealth Games 2022

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Anahat Singh is India’s teenage squash player who has made headlines in the Commonwealth Games 2022. The 14-year-old rose to prominence after winning the girls U-11 title at the British Junior Open Squash in January 2019 followed by the girls U-13 title at the Dutch Junior Open Squash in the same year.

14-year-old teenage squash player, Anahat Singh, from  India,  has made headlines at the Commonwealth Games 2022.

Anahat became popular after she won he girls U-11 title at the British Junior Open Squash in January 2019. She followed that with the girls U-13 title at the Dutch Junior Open Squash in the same year. Her elder sister Amira played squash at the time.

Anahat switched to squash from badminton at the age of eight years old.

Anahat said, “I used to go along with my sister and whack for like 15-20 minutes but nothing serious because I was mostly pursuing badminton…her sister was playing a tournament in Bengal and I went along so I entered. But after I started performing well, I began practicing a lot more.”

Anahat aspires to be like Joshna Chinappa, her CWG 2022 teammate, and pursue a career in squash.

“Badminton is a really popular sport, and I could have easily picked it up… but squash is something I much prefer.”

“I need to pursue what I enjoy doing rather than something more popular,” remarked Anahat, who enjoys painting and playing the piano in her spare time.

Anahat sailed through national selection trials to make the Indian squad for Birmingham.

Anahat has won 46 national circuit titles, two national championships, and nine international titles to far. She is the first Indian girl to have won both the US Junior Open and the British Junior Open.

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