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At that point, Joannah Yue was 38-year-old national squash player and her age was considered to be past the limit when most athletes throw in the towel. Joannah first joined the national team in 1992, participated in the 1999 SEA Games and retired after the 2001 Kuala Lumpur edition. She came out of her retirement in 2014 for her 2015 SEA Games swansong. She was part of the national women's team, clinching bronze. In her own words, “I’m in the best shape I’ve ever been my entire life. I think the 38-year-old me is even better than when I was 18 or 19." Looking at her play from my position in the foxhole, I am more than satisfied to take her word.

Grit

At that point, Joannah Yue was 38-year-old national squash player and her age was considered to be past the limit when most athletes throw in the towel. Joannah first joined the national team in 1992, participated in the 1999 SEA Games and retired after the 2001 Kuala Lumpur edition. She came out of her retirement in 2014 for her 2015 SEA Games swansong. She was part of the national women's team, clinching bronze. In her own words, “I’m in the best shape I’ve ever been my entire life. I think the 38-year-old me is even better than when I was 18 or 19." Looking at her play from my position in the foxhole, I am more than satisfied to take her word.

comments (14)

  • Ray
  • United States
  • 3 Jul 2016, 00:51
What a fine shot, Ayush. The backdrop makes it even more so.
Ayush Basu: Thank you, Ray. This was one of the preliminary games and over time, the audience strength increased a lot.
Another fine action shot.
Ayush Basu: A bit too grainy for my liking, Michael, but I do like this moment. Thank you.
Experience counts for a lot...
Ayush Basu: Oh yes, I am sure her Indonesian opponent learned a thing or two from her, Larry.
On voit bien l'effort et la concentration sur son visage.
Ayush Basu: L'action ne ralentit pas dans ce jeu, Martine.
The action was very fast paced and did need a good deal of focus, Martine.
Fantastic! The shot, and the story!
Ayush Basu: Thank you very much, Elizabeth!
  • Chris
  • England
  • 3 Jul 2016, 07:09
There's no reason to be over the top at 38 Ayush - good for her!
Ayush Basu: Oh yes, I am sure her Indonesian opponent learned a thing or two from her, Chris.
What a concentration Ayush! Great capture.
Ayush Basu: The action was very fast paced and did need a good deal of focus, Richard.
A person of her age has experience and determination which can count for a lot in competition.
Ayush Basu: Oh yes, I am sure her Indonesian opponent learned a thing or two from her, Mary.
The audience in headscarf, is fully paying attention to the match.
Ayush Basu: She does seem engrossed in the match, LC
She looks on top of her game Ayush
Ayush Basu: She knows her stuff, Bill.
Determination writ large!
Ayush Basu: She is certainly going strong, Tom.
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 3 Jul 2016, 22:19
I do like the look of concentration very much. I've never played squash but I imagine that you need very quick reactions.
Ayush Basu: Those balls can reach very high speeds, Alan and I agree with you about quick reflexes.
  • CherryPie
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 4 Jul 2016, 01:25
I love the way that players have come to the for and the watchers have faded into the background.
Ayush Basu: Squash is quite unique in the sense that there is little (if any at all) interaction between the players and the spectators, CP.
I guess she found her second wind, Ayush? WOW. BRAVA to her.
Ayush Basu: Without any doubt, Ginnie. If I can do what she is capable of at 38, I would be mighty pleased with myself grin

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