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South Africa & Ireland Take Top Squash Honours In World Transplant Games

Squash players from all continents journeyed to Argentina to compete in the 20th World Transplant Games in Mar Del Plata.

Edward James Ormond, the sole South African competing in the Men’s Open event, aged 23, defeated Britain’s 25-year-old Robert Casey 11-3, 11-2 to take the first Squash gold medal.

Deirdre Faul emerged triumphant in the Women’s Open championship. The 47-year-old from Ireland dismissed silver medallist Janike Venter, from South Africa. Ms Faul also claimed the Women’s Over-40 gold medal.

Great Britain’s Michael Gibbons was also a double gold medallist – reigning supreme in both the Men’s Over-60 and Over-70 categories.

New Zealand’s Laurence Smith won gold in the Men’s Over-50 event while a second gold medal went to South Africa when Johannes Jacobus Kleingeld secured the Men’s Over-40 title. (Pictured below is the full South African Games squad)

Medallists:

Men’s Open gold: Edward James Ormond (RSA); Silver: Robert Casey (GBR)
Men’s Over-40 gold: Johannes Jacobus Kleingeld (RSA); Silver: Sean Adriaanse (RSA)
Men’s Over-50 gold: Laurence Smith (NZL); Silver: Humberto Cieri (ARG)
Men’s Over-60 gold: Michael Gibbons (GBR); Silver: Kim Pheng Yeo (SIN)
Men’s Over-70 gold: Michael Gibbons (GBR); Silver: Malcolm Souza-Lewis (GBR)
Women’s Open gold: Deirdre Faul (IRL); Silver: Janike Venter RSA)
Women’s Over-40 gold: Deirdre Faul (IRL); Silver: Bee Eng Dang (SIN)

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