Squash player Christine Ferreira has won the 6th World Deaf Squash Championships at the Lee-on-Solent club in Portsmouth, England.
Ferreira picked up where she left off in 2010 when she also won gold in New Zealand. She beat Kristen Koolhaas of the Netherlands 11-0, 11-1, 11-0.
“This has been the best experience of my life. All the hard work and support I’ve received from family and friends have contributed to this, and I could not be happier. I am meant to play deaf squash, and hope that I can encourage others to do the same and get involved.
“I am proud to support my country, and want to continue doing that.”
The 23-year-old started playing squash when she was a youngster, but only started competing In October of 2010 when she formed part of the squad that toured New Zealand, for the World Deaf Squash Championships.
Christine was the first South African woman to win the title of Female World Deaf Squash Champion.