Joshna Chinappa
Country India
Date of Birth 1986-09-15
Age 31 years
Birth Place India
Major Teams India
Playing Details Singles,Team

Biography

Start of sporting career She took up the sport at age seven. (mapsofindia.com, 03 Feb 2014) Ambitions To win a medal at the 2014 Asian Games in Incheon, Korea. (asianage.com, 28 Apr 2014) Training Her training regime consists of sprint and shuttle running, groundwork and gym training. (dnaindia.com, 04 Mar 2014) Hero US basketballer Michael Jordan and Indian sprinter PT Usha. (wispa.net, 07 Jun 2007; sports.indiainfo.com, 22 Nov 2009) Awards In 2013 she was awarded the Arjuna Award by the Indian government for sporting excellence. (mid-day.com, 31 Aug 2013) General CAREER CHANGING INJURY The knee injury she suffered in 2011 changed her outlook on the sport. "I feel the knee surgery was the best thing that could have happened to me. It changed everything about my life, whether it was the company I kept or the way I approached my game. It was like starting my career from scratch after being on the couch for six months". (asianage.com, 28 Apr 2014) PRODIGY In 2000 she became the youngest player to win the senior national title, when she did so at age 14. (worldsquash.org, 25 Aug 2010) Social Media Hear more from the athlete via their Facebook.