Birmingham Commonwealth Games: Paul Coll (Squash)

  • 01/01/2022

Paul Coll

Age: 30

Born: May 9, 1992 at Greymouth

Height: 1.79m

Event: Squash singles & mixed doubles

Coach: Rob Owen

Previous Commonwealth Games: Gold Coast 2018 (silver & bronze)

Coll has created history, as the first Kiwi male to win the prestigious British Open crown in 2021 and successfully defended that title this year.

In March, he became first NZ man to top world rankings, although he has slipped to No.2 currently.

Coll broke into the world's top 10 in 2017, only the fourth Kiwi male to achieve that status, and claimed a singles silver medal and mixed doubles bronze (with Joelle King) at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games.

He and King have twice won world mixed doubles championships.

Coll is the nephew of Kiwis rugby league legend Tony Coll.