Dipika Pallikal
Country India
Date of Birth 1991-09-21
Age 25 years
Birth Place India
Major Teams India
Playing Details Team,Singles

Biography

Start of sporting career    She took up sport at age 10. 

Ambitions To win a medal at both the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland, and the 2014 Asian Games in Incheon, Korea, and to be ranked in the top five in the world at the end of 2014.  

Training  She trains in Melbourne, VIC, Australia.

Most influential person in career Her family.

Awards In 2014 she was given the Vocational Excellence Award by the Rotary Club of Madras.  In 2014 she was given the Padma Shri award, and became the youngest recipient to receive the award. She was given the Ethiraj College Alumni award for her achievements in squash in 2013. In 2012 she was given the Arjuna award by the Indian government for sporting excellence. She was the first squash player to receive the award.She was a multi award winner in 2011, being awarded the Vocational Service Award, NDTV 24/7 Rock Star Best Sportswoman Award, and L'oreal Femina Best Sportsperson Award.

Personnal NATIONAL FIRST In 2012 she became the first Indian player to reach a semifinal of a Gold Series event, when she did so at the Australian Open in Canberra. In the same year she became the first female Indian squash player to be ranked in the top 10 of the world.