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The squash youngsters end Australia’s campaign with a win in the women’s doubles plate event, a traditional tournament for teams who were knocked out early in the gold medal tournament.
Women’s doubles pair Alex Haydon and Jess Turnbull have closed out Australia’s Commonwealth Games squash campaign with a win.
Haydon and Turnbull beat Pakistan’s Faiza Zafar and Amna Fayyaz 2-0 in the women’s doubles plate final, which involved pairs who had suffered an early elimination from the medal competition.
There was no squash medal for Australia at Birmingham 2022, with the best result being Donna Lobban and Cameron Pilley’s loss in the mixed doubles bronze medal playoff.
It is the first time since the sport’s introduction to the Games in 1998 that Australia has not won a medal in squash.
Prior to 2022, Australia had won a squash gold medal at every edition of the Games, and won a record 11 golds in the sport.
They have now been joined atop the all-time squash medal tally by England, who won two gold medals in Birmingham.
New Zealand were the most successful nation at the 2022 Games winning three gold medals in squash, with Paul Co ll winning the men’s singles gold and joining Joelle King for mixed doubles success, while King and Amanda Landers-Murphy took out the women’s doubles.