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Barbados win doubles gold at Pan Am Junior squash


Barbados win doubles gold at Pan Am Junior squash

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Barbados have captured their first gold medal at the Pan Am Junior Squash Championships in Brazil.

The doubles girls team of Meagan Best and Amanda Haywood won the final in straights sets against Mexico’s Fabiola Cabello Gomez and Miriam Ortiz Rubio but were made to fight before coming away with a 11-9, 11-8 victory.

Barbados’ gold followed Best’s silver medal performance in the girls’ singles earlier in the championships.

Another medal is within reach in the team event as the girls unit of Best, Haywood and Jada Smith-Padmore started the day with all three winning their respective matches against Ecuador and Peru.

The boys team, having to compete with minimal room for error with a two-man team of Khamal Cumberbatch and Josiah Griffith, was unsuccessful in their face-off with Peru, losing 1-2. (HG/PR)