Carol Owens

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Carol Owens Squash player
Nationality: New ZealandNew Zealand New Zealand
2000-2004 Australia 1990-2000
Birthday: 4th June 1971
1st professional season: 1990
Resignation: 2004
Playing hand: Right
Career title: 27
Career finals: 50
Best placement: 1 (November 2002)
Month # 1: 11
Sources: official player profiles at PSA and Squashinfo (see web links )

Carol Owens (born June 4, 1971 in Melbourne ) is a former Australian - New Zealand squash player .


Carol Owens began her professional career in 1990. She was world champion with the Australian national team in 1994 and 1998 . From the year 2000 she decided to no longer play for her native country Australia. Instead, she played for New Zealand and moved to Auckland . In the same year she reached the final of the World Championship for the first time , which she won against Leilani Joyce from New Zealand with 9: 6, 9: 5, 7: 9, 5: 9 and 9: 6. In 2003 she was able to repeat this success: In the final she defeated the Englishwoman Cassie Jackman with 3: 9, 9: 2, 9: 7 and 9: 3. Shortly before winning the second title, she was at the top of the world rankings for the first time. In total, she was number one for eleven months, with interruptions. She was a total of two New Zealand national champions . With the New Zealand national team she took part in the 2002 World Cup.

At the 1998 Commonwealth Games , Carol Owens, at the time still under the Australian flag, won the bronze medal in doubles alongside Sarah Fitz-Gerald . She won a gold and a silver medal four years later at the 2002 Games , this time under the New Zealand flag. In the individual competition she took second place behind Sarah Fitz-Gerald, while she won the gold medal in doubles with Leilani Rorani . In the final, she and Rorani defeated the English doubles Tania Bailey and Cassie Jackman. Carol Owens ended her career in early 2004. In 2010 she was inducted into the New Zealand Squash Hall of Fame .


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