- Squash at the 2006 Commonwealth Games
The Squash at the
2006 Commonwealth Gameswas played for the most part at the Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Centre. Singles play took place from March 16 to 20 (Men's and Women's), and the doubles was contested from March 21 to 26 (Men's, Women's, and Mixed).
A high number of multiple entries by countries in the doubles events occurred because players could enter both the men's or women's events as well as the mixed doubles, and countries could put in as many entries as they chose to, as long as their players were in one the singles events. The most medals one player could possibly win at the Games was three: one in singles, one in men's or women's doubles, and one in mixed.
Australians David Palmer, Rachael Grinhamand Natalie Grinhamall achieved this feat, with Natalie Grinham winning three gold medals. She was the first competitor ever to win three gold medals in squash at a single Commonwealth Games.
Squash Medal Table
The Grinham sisters played a tough final, with favoured Rachael bowing down to sister Natalie three games to one in 49 minutes. Kitchen defeated No. 1 seed
Nicol Davidof Malaysiafor bronze.
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