20 May 2014

Joelle King heads squash team for Glasgow

9:29 am on 20 May 2014

The world number four Joelle King will head an eight-strong New Zealand squash team at July's Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

King was the star of the 2010 campaign in Delhi, winning a gold medal in the women's doubles with Jaclyn Hawkes and silver in the mixed doubles with Martin Knight. She also finished fifth in the singles.

25-year-old King will represent New Zealand in three events in Glasgow - the singles, women's doubles and mixed doubles.

Martin Knight will once again partner King in the mixed doubles, while Amanda Landers-Murphy will play doubles with her.

New Zealand Squash Team (world ranking in brackets):

Joelle King (4) - Waikato

Megan Craig (42) - Canterbury

Amanda Landers-Murphy (43) - Bay of Plenty Kylie Lindsay (55) - Waikato

Campbell Grayson (42) - Auckland

Martin Knight (48) - Auckland

Paul Coll (87) - Canterbury

Lance Beddoes (171) - Auckland


Women's Singles - Joelle King

Women's Doubles

Joelle King and Amanda Landers-Murphy

Megan Craig and Kylie Lindsay

Men's Doubles

Martin Knight and Campbell Grayson

Paul Coll and Lance Beddoes

Mixed Doubles

Martin Knight and Joelle King

Paul Coll and Amanda Landers-Murphy

New Zealand Olympic Committee selectors have also endorsed a Squash NZ request to allow the athletes selected as part of a doubles team to participate at the Games in singles events.