Ghosal Saurav
Country India
Date of Birth 1986-08-10
Age 32 years
Birth Place India
Major Teams India
Playing Details Singles,Team

Biography

Start of sporting career He began playing squash in 1995 at the Calcutta Racket Club in India. (Athlete, 30 Aug 2006) Reason for taking up this sport His father used to play squash and introduced him to the game. (Athlete, 30 Aug 2006) Ambitions To win two medals at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland, and to compete at the 2014 Asian Games in Incheon, Korea.(ndtv.com, 02 Jul 2014) Training He trains in West Yorkshire, England. (princesquash.com, 29 Jan 2014) Sporting philosophy / motto "Winning is not everything, it is the only thing." (Athlete, 30 Aug 2006) Awards In 2013 the Asian Squash Federation awarded him the Dato Alex Lee trophy, given to the outstanding male player of the year. (jagranjosh.com, 25 Apr 2014) In 2007 he was awarded the Arjuna Award for sporting excellence from the Indian government . (sauravghosal.in, 15 Oct 2010) He was a multi award winner in 2005, being given the Government of India Award for Medal Winners in International Events, Hero Indian Sports Academy Award for the Best Sportsman in Other Sports, and Most Promising Player at the Asian Junior Championships. (sauravghosal.in, 15 Oct 2010) In 2000 he was awarded the Paes En Sport Award for Best Schoolboy Sportsman. (sauravghosal.in, 15 Oct 2010) He was awarded the Jugal Srimal Award for Sports in 2000 and 1999. (sauravghosal.in, 15 Oct 2010) General NATIONAL MILESTONES In 2013, he became the Indian player to reach the quarterfinals of the world championships, and in the same year became the first Indian player to be ranked in the top 20 in the world. (ibnlive.in.com, 31 Oct 2013; princesquash.com, 29 Jan 2014) Social Media Hear more from the athlete via their website, Twitter and Facebook.