Squash Superman Paul Coll Set on World Domination

Gravity-defying dive after lung-busting lunge, they called him ‘Superman’ as he captivated crowds around the globe. Now, history-maker, Greymouth-born Paul Coll, is on top of the world at number one and has his sights set on total domination. The BBC’s Chris Peddy reports on the New Zealander’s rise to victory.

Soon to celebrate his 30th birthday, Coll became the first New Zealander to top the squash world rankings and celebrated winning the tour’s oldest competition, the British Open, for the second year in a row last month, Peddy writes.

Next on his hit list is the PSA World Championships in Cairo in June, where he aims to take home the trophy for the first time, before competing for up to three gold medals at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham.

“Now that I’m world number one I’m trying to focus on events that I haven’t won before, so the Commonwealth Games is right up there,” Coll says.

Original article by Chris Peddy, BBC, April 26, 2022.

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