Dipika Pallikal Karthik is amongst the prominent squash players of India, leading the sport to great peaks through her prolific performances in several national as well as international events. She is the first Indian who broke into the top ten order ofPSA Women's Ranking.
A brief account of her significant achievements is listed here:-
2018- At the CommonwealthGames of 2018, Dipika bagged silvermedals in women'sdoubles and mixedteam events.
2016- Dipika played a vital role in the Indian Women's team to win the gold medal at the Asian Games and also attained her 11th PSA title by dominating the Australian Open. She won the National Championshipfor the second time defeating Joshna Chinappa.
2015- Dipika won the Winnipeg Winter Club Open which was her 10th Tour title.
2014- At the Commonwealth Games which were held in Glasgow, she along with Joshna Chinappa won India's first medal in the competition in Women's Doubles category. After the victory, Dipika received the fourth highest civilian award "Padma Shri" for her distinct performance in the sport.
2012- Pallikal contributed her sincere efforts to the Indian team which finished fifth in the Women's World Team Squash Championship. She became the first Indian squash player to receive the prestigious Arjuna Award.
2011- She won three WISPA Tour titles reaching the 13th spot in the World Ranking. Besides this, Dipika also performed well in the World Squash Championship by qualifying for the Quarter-finals.
Born on 21st September 1963, Sir Curtly Elconn Lynwall Ambrose is one the most skillful pace bowlers from West Indies. Known for his accuracy in pace bowling, Curtly Ambrose has achieved numerous accolades during his active career.
Here are some of his greatest achievements:-
Curtly was selected as one of the Wisden Cricketers of the Year in 1992.
He is one of those two West Indian cricketers who took more than 400 Test Wickets.
Curtly Ambrose has the best career average of 20.99 which is 3rd highest average by a West Indian.
He jointly holds the record of most five-wicket hauls (22) with Malcolm Marshall and Courtney Walsh.