Anaka Alankamony is an Indian squash player who was recently awarded the Young Achiever award by Rotary Club of Madras Northwest. She is student of Sri Sivasubramaniya Nadar College of Engineering and a former student of Sacred Heart Matriculation Higher Secondary School Chennai. She was the winner of the Asian Junior (Under-15) title in Korea last year. She has won a total of eight international titles. She is also a Girls Under 15 National Champion. She created world record to be the Youngest ever in world to get WISPA title at the age of 15. She is also the second Indian after Joshna chinapa to get the WISPA Title. She bagged the bronze medal at the World Junior Team Squash Championship, which is recorded as India's best performance in the category.
The year 2014 proved to be one of the best for squash in India. New milestones were reached and reputations soared even as India entrenched itself as one of the strong forces in the sport in Asian continent.
Squash as a sport has long been around in Indian Sporting diaspora, but has still not received the acclaim and recognition it should. Primarily reason being that it is still relegated to the select few who have privileged access to the Squash Courts in the country.
Commonwealth Games 2014: Indian squash players look to win first medals in the sport
Indian squash team for Glasgow 2014: Dipika Pallikal, Saurav Ghosal, Joshna Chinappa, Mahesh Mangaonkar and Harinder Pal Sandhu, will be aiming to win India's first ever medal in this sport at a Commonwealth Games.
Saurav Ghosal touches career high of 15th in latest squash rankings
Indian National Champion Saurav Ghosal equals his highest rank of #15. Dipika Pallikal moves 1 spot down to #12, while Aparajitha Balamurukan moves up 13 places to be ranked #92 in the April world rankings. PSA 15 Saurav Ghosal 74 Mahesh Mangaonkar 85 Harinder Pal Sandhu 130 Ravi Dixit 152 Ramit Tandon 233 Kush Kumar […]
Indian contingent wins Gold and Silver in 16th Asian Junior Squash Championship
The Indian squash contingent returned with a Gold Medal (Girls team) and a Silver medal (Boys team). This feat has been achieved only for the second time ever. The first time was in 2003. The Girls Team comprised Anaka Alankamony Aparajitha Balamurukan Harshit Kaur Jawanda Lakshya Ragavendran The Boys Team comprised Mahesh Mangaonkar Kush Kumar [...]
Dipika Pallikal is the first Indian to break into the top 10 of the squash world rankings. Dipika jumped three places to be ranked 10th in the Women’s Squash Association (WSA) December 2012 rankings. Joshana Chinappa also jumped a place to 31 in the year-end rankings. Saurav Ghosal is also sitting on his highest world [...]
India finish 5th in World Women’s Team Championship
INDIA FINISH WITH A BEST EVER RESULT: 5TH The India team was led by 21 year old world no 14 Dipika Pallikal, Joshana Chinappa (world no. 32), Asian Junior Champion Anaka Alankamony (world no. 73) and junior no. 2 Aparajitha Balamurukan (world no.142). Cyrus Poncha and Subramaniam Singaraveloo was the coach for the team. The [...]