India’s ace squash participant Saurav Ghosal was delighted with the information that squash was added to the roster for the 2028 Los Angeles Olympics, including that the athletes had been able to showcase their abilities on the world’s grandest sporting stage.
On the latest IOC Session in Mumbai, the session had authorised squash as one of many 5 sports activities to be included within the LA 28 Olympics. Cricket, baseball/softball, flag soccer and lacrosse had been additionally included for the LA Olympics that will likely be held in 5 years time. This would be the sport’s first-ever look on the Olympics.
Saurav, who gained silver in males’s singles on the Asian Video games in Hangzhou and helped the India males’s staff win gold, mentioned that the squash fraternity had been “unbelievably happy” over the event.
“Everyone around the squash world is unbelievably happy to finally be an Olympic sport. It’s something that we’ve treasured for a very long time. We are deeply indebted and appreciated of the IOC and LA 28, for giving us this kind of vote of confidence as to how the sport has done in the last decade or so,” Saurav mentioned throughout the Mic Up phase of the First Sports activities present hosted by Rupha Ramani.
Saurav added that as athletes, he actually hoped the inclusion of squash would add worth to the Olympics.
“We really hope we can add some value to the Olympics in 2028. As athletes, we are ready to showcase the world at the world’s biggest stage, that is the Olympics what our sport is about,” the 37-year-old added.