Smash It Out
JAANIA SINGH, 14, Squash, Chandigarh
Who is She? Singh has already carried the Indian flag twice at the Asian Junior Individual Squash Championship 2015 and 2016 in Tehran, Iran and Kuala Lumpur in the Girls under-15 category respectively and is all set to represent India at the Asian Junior Squash Championship 2017 in Jordan this August.
The Introduction Singh says that it has been her father, Amanpreet Singh, a state level shooter and Mountain Car Rally Champion (1990) who has constantly encouraged her. “He introduced me to the game at the age of eight. He has been the strongest support, someone who has always picked me up. Also, my brother is a squash player.”
Building Stamina The fact that this sport demands very high stamina is what fascinates Singh most about it. “Well, victory does have a very sweet taste. However, squash is synonymous with absolute fitness. Playing ensures that I am at the top of my physical and mental fitness always.”
On The Top “Infrastructure for squash is a major problem. However, I feel that the key to reach the top is to focus on one’s strength.”
The most important thing is to remain focused and eye the top trophy.