GHOSAL Saurav < Back  
Sport Squash
CGA India   
Gender Men
Born 10 Aug 1986 in Calcutta, IND
Height1.68 m
Weight 64 kg
Human Interest
Further Personal Information
Residence Leeds, ENG
Occupation Athlete
Languages English, Hindi, Bengali
Higher education Economics, Management - University of Leeds: England
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport? He began playing squash in 1995 at the Calcutta Racket Club in India.
Why this sport? His father used to play squash and introduced him to the game. He also played cricket as a kid and at the age of 13, he had to decide between the two sports and chose squash as a result.
Club / Team Pontefract Squash Club: England
Handedness Right
General Interest
Nicknames Dada [which means 'brother' in his hometown of Kolkata, India]. (Athlete, 30 Aug 2006)
Most influential person in career Coach Malcolm Willstrop. (firstpost.com, 23 Sep 2014)
Injuries He competed at the 2018 Asian Games in Indonesia with a muscle injury in his left leg. (timesofindia.indiatimes.com, 26 Aug 2018)

In 2011 he suffered from a foot injury. (post.jagran.com, 18 Jul 2011)
Sporting philosophy / motto "Winning is not everything, it is the only thing." (Athlete, 30 Aug 2006)
Awards and honours In 2013 the Asian Squash Federation awarded him the Dato Alex Lee trophy, given to the outstanding male player of the year. (jagranjosh.com, 25 Apr 2014)

In 2007 he was awarded the Arjuna Award for sporting excellence from the Indian government . (sauravghosal.in, 15 Oct 2010)

He was a multi award winner in 2005, being given the Government of India Award for Medal Winners in International Events, Hero Indian Sports Academy Award for the Best Sportsman in Other Sports, and Most Promising Player at the Asian Junior Championships. (sauravghosal.in, 15 Oct 2010)

In 2000 he was awarded the Paes En Sport Award for Best Schoolboy Sportsman. (sauravghosal.in, 15 Oct 2010)

He was awarded the Jugal Srimal Award for Sports in 2000 and 1999. (sauravghosal.in, 15 Oct 2010)
Other information NATIONAL FIRST
He became the first Indian squash player to win a medal at the Asian Games when he won bronze in singles at the 2006 Games in Doha. (SportsDeskOnline, 01 Jul 2018)