Commonwealth Games: Joelle King and Paul Coll combine for bronze

  • 14/04/2018
Commonwealth Games: Joelle King and Paul Coll combine for bronze
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Kiwi squash stars Joelle King and Paul Coll have nabbed a Commonwealth Games bronze medal in the mixed doubles.

The pair, who earned gold and silver respectively in the singles stakes, were dumped out of Friday's semi-final but cruised in Saturday's play-off.

They crunched English pairing Alison Waters and Daryl Selby 11-6 11-6 in just 27 minutes, dominating from first point to last.

They'll now pick up the bronze medal - following on the 29-year-old King's mixed doubles silver medal at the 2010 New Delhi Games.

It's Coll's first squash doubles medal at the Games.

Earlier in the day, King and women's doubles partner Amanda Landers-Murphy kept themselves in the gold-medal hunt by winning their semi-final.

King and Landers-Murphy dispatched Australians Donna Urquhart and Rachael Grinham 11-9 11-5, cruising through in 20 minutes, and will be favourites against India's Joshna Chinappa and Dipika Pallikal Karthik in the final.

That match will be held on Sunday.

"I was a little flat at the start and seeing (Amanda) play so well, it kind of lifted me - I'm really happy for her," King told reporters.

"I was enjoying being out there as a spectator - it was definitely the Amanda Landers-Murphy show today (and) I'm really proud of her."

The Waikato-born King won gold in the women's doubles at the 2010 Games.

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