Pan Am Saturday Highlight: Sam Cornett squashes...
|
Bookmark and Share
Jul 11, 2015  |  Vote 0    0

Pan Am Saturday Highlight: Sam Cornett squashes competition

Not to boast, but Canada’s Sam Cornett scored twice — she made the quarter-final and maybe boosted hopes of squash making the 2020 Olympics

OurWindsor.Ca

Who: Sam Cornett

What: Women’s squash

Result: Cornett beat Guam’s Pamela Anckermann 3-0 to advance to Sunday’s quarter-final.

Why it matters: Cornett, Canada’s top female squash player, is trying to add a gold medal to the silver she won in 2011 in Guadalajara.

But it’s almost secondary to a bigger goal for her and the rest of the competitors.

Squash is on the short list to be added to the 2020 Summer Olympics and putting on a good event here is important, especially when important spectators come by.

“I just had a cool experience there with the IOC president (Thomas Bach) coming in, which is really special for us cause we’re trying to get into the Olympics,” said Cornett, a 24-year-old from Ottawa. “So, very cool to meet him. And I’m looking forward to hopefully seeing him again. Maybe he’ll come back for the final.”

Toronto Star

|
Bookmark and Share

(0) Comment

Join The Conversation Sign Up Login

Latest Local News

Columns

Playing online video games associated with higher grades, study finds: Teitel

Meanwhile, the same study found that students who used social media more tended to have lower scores

Snapshot

Business

Fast fashion isn’t fast enough

Only 10 per cent of brands today are responding in 90 days or less to trends in music, media and...

Snapshot

In Your Neighbourhood Today

SPONSORED CONTENT View More