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Harlow continues to cause a racquet across Europe

Elin Harlow once again stands top of the podium following her third consecutive win, this time at the German U-17 Junior Open

Elin Harlow once again stands top of the podium following her third consecutive win, this time at the German U-17 Junior Open

Elin Harlow has scooped her third squash open title in a row after she won the U-17 German Junior Open.

Harlow, who is from North Wales, is part of Le Sport squash club and has won the Girls U-17 French Junior Open and the Under17 Welsh Junior Open during the past several weeks.

What really astounds people is that Harlow only turned 15 in February.

Harlow is bound to be among the top three of the U-17 European junior rankings which will be updated in April.

Welsh success in the sport is not restricted to the U-17 age level, as Ciara Richards helped the U-13 Welsh team win silver at the Five Nations Squash Championships held in Le Mans, France.

The Welsh U-13 and U-15 boys are also getting stronger, with transitional players such as Emyr Evans and Joel Makin both finishing in the top three of their last two European events.

Director of performance and coaching, Mike Workman, said on the official Welsh squash and racquetball team site: “With the support of Sport Wales it has enabled us to expose the juniors of all ages to the top class squash in Europe. This will only help us as a nation move forward when competing in the upcoming European events.”

Harlow and other Welsh junior squash players are now gearing up for the next competition, the European U-19 individual & team championships, which will be held at Zurich, Switzerland, from 23rd March to 1st April.

Feiyi Lin

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