Richmond’s Sarah Cao and Emilio Carrillo are among the select 12-member Canadian team of the nation's top juniors who will competing at the World Junior Squash Championships in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
This will be stiff competition for the pair as they face opponents from every corner of the globe at Kuala Lumpur National Stadium.
The event, which runs from Tuesday until Aug. 9, will consist of junior men’s and junior women’s individuals, followed by a team competition.
Cao, 15, trains at the River Club in the Shakiru Matti Academy and is a Magee Secondary School student. She competed at the 2018 Junior Pan American Games, garnered a fifth place at the Canada Winter Games while earning a third place in the girls U17 Canadian Junior Closed in April.
Carrillo, 19, was born in Mexico City now resides in Richmond where he trains at West Coast High Performance Squash Academy based out of Sport Central.
He captured the 2019 Slaight Music International Junior Squash Showcase and was second at the Jesters Pacific Northwest Junior Championships. Carrillo also represented Canada at the 2019 Pan American Junior Squash Championships in Toronto.