Young squash champ attributes success to mum, family

Last update: 10/01/2019

GEORGE TOWN, Jan 10 (Bernama) -- Nothing compares to the unconditional love, support and sacrifices a mother makes, and it holds true for M. Nickhileswar, the recently crowned champion of the Under-11 Dunlop British Junior Open squash title in Birmingham.

“I owe my success to my family and especially my mother for her support,” said the Year Four pupil of Sekolah Jenis Kebangsaan Tamil (SJKT) Permatang Tinggi, Bukit Mertajam.

His victory on Sunday was all the more sweeter as it was his mother’s birthday the following day, he told reporters upon his return at the Penang International Airport here last night.

Dedicating his victory to his mother, Shanthimary Palvinder Kaur, 43, Nickhileswar said that despite the pressure during the tournament, he kept his spirits up and persevered to give his best shot and emerged the champion.

"This is the biggest tournament I've won so far since being involved in this sport," said the younger of two siblings, adding that he took up squash just three years ago.....