SARNIA: Pakistani squash talent Shahjahan Khan won the Simon Warder Memorial Squash Open 2018 in Sarnia, Canada.
Khan, who hails from Quetta, defeated Finland’s Henrik Mustonen 3-2, 6-11, 11-9, 11-3, 3-11 and 11-7 in the final.
The 23-year-old, in addition to winning the $11,000 prize fund, has also secured a place in the PSA World Championships and will represent Pakistan in Chicago next year.
“Thank you, Allah (God) for everything! Special thanks to my Coaches Zarak Khan, Malcom Chase and Landon DuMar,” he tweeted.
AlhamdulilAllah I won my 2nd PSA title $10K Simon Warder Memorial Squash Open 2018.
Thank you Allah (God) for everything! Special thanks to my Coaches Zarak Khan, Malcom Chase and Landon DuMar.@head_squash @rpmathlete pic.twitter.com/0YpwfiDKfi
— Shahjahan khan (@shahkha93958246) November 18, 2018
The players will compete for a prize purse of $1 million. The tournament will feature a 64-player draw.
Speaking to the media Khan said, “It is my dream to play in the World Championships and make Pakistan proud.”