OTTAWA, ON, October 4, 2018 – The wait is finally over for squash as it will debut as a “showcase sport” next week at the Youth Olympic Games being held October 7-12, 2018 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The World Squash Federation (WSF) and Squash Canada are thrilled about this opportunity as it is the first-time squash will be involved in any Olympic platform.
Canada will be represented by James Flynn as a Youth Ambassador as well as Squash Canada President Steve Wren, who will serve as the Canadian squash team leader. Both are very excited for the opportunity to be part of the bigger picture to promote squash as a future potential full-medal Olympic sport.
Flynn was selected in May to represent Canada and is currently the No.1 ranked U19 player and reigning 2018 Canadian U19 Junior Champion. He has put together quite the list of accomplishments this summer leading up to the Games with high level finishes in several events: Pan American Junior Championships – 3rd Place in Singles, 2nd Place in Mixed Doubles and 1st Place in the Team Event; Cologne Junior Open – 3rd Place in U19; World Junior Men Individual Championships – Top 16; and World Junior Men Team Championships – 5thPlace. To compliment his outstanding squash achievements, he is also a Freshman at the University of Pennsylvania and member of the Varsity Squash team.
Throughout the duration of the Games, Squash Canada will be highlighting the action from Buenos Aires as squash makes its debut along with our Canadian highlights.
For more information during the 2018 Youth Olympic Games please their homepage.
Youth Olympics Squash webpage