“I want to win an international medal for Sri Lanka” – Mihiliya Methsarani


    Winning the bronze medal in the Asian Youth Games – 2013, Mihiliya Methsarani needs no introduction to the local squash fraternity.

    Holding sway and thrashing the top contenders of the local squash stage she emerged as the national champion in both junior and senior categories for two consecutive years. She was ranked number four on the Asian rankings in the year 2014.

    She was induced to the sport through her sister while Methsarani was already engaged in badminton. She came to the hard decision of choosing either of the sports and squash was given prominence which proved to be the most ideal decision as of for today. She trained herself as an amateur under the likes of Janaka Suwaris who was her first coach. Former national coach Yazmin Zarook is now in-charge of this young lady to mentor her for greater victories.

    Unfortunately squash isn`t an Olympic game but the only wish in her mind is to bring the top most medal; which is the commonwealth gold medal back to the island nation in the future years. It is hard to achieve such a target without match experience hence her only request from the squash federation is to organize as much as tournaments and help them to achieve the target.

    Balancing out both studies and sports she passed the ordinary level exams exceptionally. The road to success is always not the easiest and she extends her heart filled gratitude to her parents, family, coaches and all the people who has helped through-out her short but brilliant career of squash.

    ThePapare.com wishes this future champion the best of luck!