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Rachael GRINHAM

Rachael GRINHAM
    Squash
Birth Date:  22 Jan 1977
Place of Birth:  TOOWOOMBA
Country of birth:  AUS
Age:  41
Gender:   Female
Height (cm):  157
Weight (Kg):  53

Rachael GRINHAM - Schedule


Schedule
Time Event Status
Tue, 10 Apr 11:00
Women's Doubles Pool D
GRINHAM Rachael/URQUHART Donna
2
HENNINGS Samantha/WEST Marlene
0
Finished
Tue, 10 Apr 18:45
Mixed Doubles Pool F
GRINHAM Rachael/CUSKELLY Ryan
2
AZMAN Aifa/CHAL Sanjay Singh
0
Finished
Tue, 10 Apr 20:15
Women's Doubles Pool D
GRINHAM Rachael/URQUHART Donna
2
CORNETT Samantha/TODD Nikki
1
Finished
Wed, 11 Apr 18:00
Mixed Doubles Pool F
GRINHAM Rachael/CUSKELLY Ryan
2
KNAGGS Charlotte/WILSON Kale
0
Finished
Wed, 11 Apr 19:30
Women's Doubles Pool D
GRINHAM Rachael/URQUHART Donna
2
FERNANDES Taylor/FUNG-A-FAT Mary
0
Finished
Thu, 12 Apr 13:50
Mixed Doubles Round of 16
ZAFAR Madina/ASLAM Tayyab
0
GRINHAM Rachael/CUSKELLY Ryan
2
Finished
Thu, 12 Apr 18:00
Mixed Doubles Quarter Final
GRINHAM Rachael/CUSKELLY Ryan
0
URQUHART Donna/PILLEY Cameron
2
Finished
Fri, 13 Apr 12:00
Women's Doubles Quarter Final
EVANS Tesni/SAFFERY Deon
1
GRINHAM Rachael/URQUHART Donna
2
Finished
Sat, 14 Apr 14:00
Women's Doubles Semi Final
GRINHAM Rachael/URQUHART Donna
0
KING Joelle/LANDERS-MURPHY Amanda
2
Finished
Sun, 15 Apr 10:00
Bronze Medal Event Women's Doubles Bronze Medal Match
MASSARO Laura/PERRY Sarah-Jane
0
GRINHAM Rachael/URQUHART Donna
2
Finished

Biographical Information


Highlights
Commonwealth Games
Year Location Event Rank
2014 Glasgow, SCO Singles - Women 16
2014 Glasgow, SCO Doubles - Women 4
2014 Glasgow, SCO Doubles - Mixed 1
2006 Melbourne, AUS Singles - Women 2
2006 Melbourne, AUS Doubles - Women 1
2006 Melbourne, AUS Doubles - Mixed 3

World Championships
Year Location Event Rank
2017 Manchester, ENG Singles - Women 1R
2016 El Gouna, EGY Singles - Women 1R
2016 Paris, FRA Team - Women QF
2015 Kuala Lumpur MAS Singles - Women 1R
2014 Cairo, EGY Singles - Women 2R
2014 Niagara-on-the-Lake, CAN Team - Women QF
2013 Penang, MAS Singles - Women 1R
2012 Grand Cayman, CAY Singles - Women 1R
2012 Nimes, FRA Team - Women 4
2011 Rotterdam, NED Singles - Women 2R
2010 Palmerston, NZL Team - Women 1
2009 Amsterdam, NED Singles - Women SF
2008 Manchester, ENG Singles - Women 2R
2007 Madrid, ESP Singles - Women 1
2006 Belfast, IRL Singles - Women SF
2005 Hong Kong, CHN Singles - Women 2
2004 Kuala Lumpur MAS Singles - Women SF
2003 Hong Kong, HKG Singles - Women QF
2002 Doha, QAT Singles - Women QF
2001 Melbourne, AUS Singles - Women 2R
2000 Edinburgh, SCO Singles - Women 4R

Hobbies

"I like going to the beach and lying in the sun to relax. Also musicals at the theatre." (squash.org.au, 9 Oct 2017)


Occupation: Athlete (squash.org.au, 9 Oct 2017)
Languages spoken: English
Position style: Right-handed
Sporting relatives

Sister, Natalie, represented Australia in squash, claiming three gold medals at the Melbourne 2006 Commonwealth Games. The former world number two is now a citizen of the Netherlands. (psaworldtour.com, 9 Oct 2017)


Injuries

Missed a large portion of the 2010/2011 season due to a back injury. (psaworldtour.com, 9 Oct 2017; squashmad.com, 15 Dec 2013)


Reason: "As soon as I could walk I was holding a racket. Played my first junior tournament at the age of seven. My parents played squash and my father volunteered as a coach at the local club." (squash.org.au, 9 Oct 2017)
Ambition: "It still is reachable to get a gold in the doubles at the Gold Coast (Commonwealth Games), so that's the one big goal. It would be amazing if I could do it." (gc2018.com, 19 Oct 2018)
Memorable: "Beating Nicol DAVID (MAS) in the 2007 British Open final." (squash.org.au, 9 Oct 2017)
Additional information

ACHIEVEMENTS
Held the world number one ranking for 16 consecutive months between 2004 and 2005. (squash.org.au, 9 Oct 2017)
Claimed the 2007 World Championship by beating her sister, Natalie - the first time a world championship final was between two sisters. (squash.org.au, 9 Oct 2017)
British Open Champion 2003, 2004, 2007 and 2009. (squash.org.au, 9 Oct 2017)


COMMONWEALTH HISTORY
Has won a total of seven medals at Commonwealth Games, having competed at Kuala Lumpur 1998, Manchester 2002, Melbourne 2006 and Glasgow 2014. Her two gold medals were in doubles at Melbourne and mixed doubles at Glasgow, with two silver and three bronze across singles, doubles and mixed doubles completing the magnificent haul. (thecgf.com, 9 Oct 2017)


DECLARATION
Announced a romantic relationship with fellow squash player, Jenny DUNCALF (ENG), in May 2017. They are the first professional squash players openly identifying themselves as gay. "There was a period in the very beginning when Jen was afraid of people finding out, but we’ve not hidden it for a long time now and it’s not going to come as news to most people who know us. I think some people in sport, especially high-profile sports, feel that they are contracted to have a certain image and are afraid that being gay would lose them fans and endorsements. If we can help others, then it’s worth doing." (squashmagazine.ussquash.com, 24 May 2017; psaworldtour.com, 26 May 2017)


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Legend

Gold: Gold
Silver: Silver
Bronze: Bronze
Gold Medal Event: Gold Medal Event
Bronze Medal Event: Bronze Medal Event

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