Chris Binnie Wins Historic Silver Medal at Pan American Squash Championships

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Jamaica Sports News: Jamaican squash star, Chris Binnie continued his rewrite of the record books by becoming the first Jamaican to make the finals at the prestigious Pan American Squash Championships.

The Jamaican and Caribbean number one, fought hard but went down 7-11, 8-11, 5-11, to the number one seed Diego Elias of Peru, in the men’s singles competition on Wednesday night, in front of a packed house at the South Sound Squash Club in the Cayman Islands.

His journey to the silver medal was marked by upsets as he created a stir when he dispatched the defending champion, Robertino Pezzota of Argentina 11-3, 11-4, 6-11, 11-2, in the quarter finals. The 8-time national and regional champion also stormed back from 0-2 down to beat the higher ranked Chris Hanson of the US, 3-12, 5-11, 14-12, 11-1, 11-8 in the semi-finals.

“It has been an amazing tournament all around and I appreciate the support I have been getting from everyone at home in Jamaica and the Caribbean squash fraternity who have been in my corner for all the crucial matches,” Binnie said.

“All the hard work I’ve been putting in is definitely paying off and I’ve been able to compete with some of the best players in the world because I’ve played my best squash when it’s mattered the most,” he added.

Binnie will be joined by top senior national players, Lewis Walters, Bruce Burrowes and Julian Morrison in the team competition, as Jamaica tries to qualify for a spot in the 2019 Pan Am Games, scheduled for next July in Lima, Peru.

 

By: Mckoy’s News Sports Team

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