Kenilworth's Sarah-Jane Perry claims bronze medal after stunning comeback victory

By James Smith

4th Aug 2022 | Squash

Sarah-Jane Perry won her second Commonwealth Games medal yesterday
Sarah-Jane Perry won her second Commonwealth Games medal yesterday

Kenilworth's Sarah-Jane Perry has claimed a bronze medal at the Commonwealth Games after a fierce fight back against New Zealand's Joelle King at the University of Birmingham Squash Centre.

The 31-year-old found herself two games down to King but produced a stunning comeback to win 3-2, winning the final game 14-12 to claim the women's singles bronze medal.

She said it was one of her best ever comebacks.

"I just thought keep going, keep focusing on the point in front of you and just keep fighting, I kept telling myself to keep fighting," she said.

"I've come back from deficits before and that's right up there with one of my best comebacks, I'm extremely proud of myself for leaving it all out there today."

World number six, Perry had been eyeing gold at Birmingham 2022 but was defeated in her semi-final by Games debutant Georgina Kennedy who went on to beat Canada's Hollie Naughton in the final.

The bronze adds to the silver that she won at Gold Coast in 2018.

Perry will also have a second chance for gold when she partners Alison Waters in the women's doubles later this week.


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