Career highlights for King

Joelle King has secured her place as the world’s third-best female squash player.

February has proven to be quite a successful month for Cambridge squash player Joelle King.

New world rankings released on February 1 announced that the Commonwealth Games gold, silver and bronze medallist had move up a notch in the world rankings to world number three, ahead of Egypt’s Nour El Tayeb and behind Raneen El Welily and Nour El Sherbini, both from Egypt.

It follows on from King’s remarkable performances overseas recently, making the semis in the Tournament of Champions in New York last month, and winning her first PSA Platinum title victory in Hong Kong in November.

But the success doesn’t stop there for the 30-year-old. At the Waikato Regional Sports Awards on February 8 King was announced the joint winner of the Supreme Award and Sportswoman of the Year, both shared with rugby player Stacey Waaka.

Next week King will play in the PSA World Championships along with fellow New Zealand squash pro Paul Coll, taking place in Chicago February 23 – March 2. Paul also moved up in the world rankings last week to world number six.

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