Dipika Pallikal Karthik

Dipika Pallikal Karthik ( conceived 21 September 1991) is an Indian expert squash player. She is the primary Indian to break into

the main 10 in the PSA Women’s rankings.

Dipika Pallikal came to conspicuousness in 2011, when she won three WISPA visit titles to achieve a vocation best positioning of thirteenth. She

broke into the main 10 in December 2012.

Early life

Dipika Pallikal was conceived in Chennai to a Malayali family. She is the little girl of Sanjiv and Susan Pallikal (née Itticheria),

initially from the territory of Kerala. Her mom played global cricket for the Indian ladies’ group. Dipika Pallikal Karthik

played her first worldwide competition in London when she was in her 6th grade, and won a few competitions on the

European Junior Squash Circuit.[citation needed]

Proficient vocation

Pallikal Deepika turned proficient in 2006, however her profession was loaded with high points and low points at first. She turned out to be more

reliable and began indenting up winning exhibitions after her short preparing spell in Egypt in the start of 2011.

She secured her first of three WISPA titles for 2011 in September by winning the Orange County Open in Irvine, California. She

indented up her second in the United States with another WISPA visit occasion triumph. The third came in Hong Kong in the

Crocodile Challenge Cup in December 2011 and that took her to number 17 in world rankings. In any case it was her

execution in the World Open that shot her into the spotlight. She completed in the best eight. She guaranteed a positioning of 14 as a

consequence of these triumphs in February 2012, outperforming the prior best world positioning by an Indian – 27th by previous national

champion Misha Grewal in 1995.

In January 2012, she turned into the main Indian ever to achieve the summit conflict of a Silver occasion when she achieved the last of the

Competition of Champions squash meet in New York.In August same year, she went above and beyond when she came to the

semi-finals of a gold occasion, the 2012 Australian Open, another first for an Indian.

Deepika Pallikal was an essential piece of the Indian squash group that completed fifth in the 2012 Women’s World Team Squash

Titles. India, seeded tenth in the occasion, vanquished higher positioned Netherlands and Ireland in the process.She crushed

players like Madeline Perry in the tournament.Joshna Chinappa was another key player in the Indian line-up. In February 2013,

She won her 6th WSA title of her profession in the wake of outflanking Joey Chan of Hong Kong 11– 9, 11– 7, 11– 4 in the last of the

Meadowood Pharmacy Open in the Canadian city of Winnipeg.

In December 2012, she broke into the best 10 by accomplishing a vocation best of positioning of 10.She turned into the principal Female Squash

player to be consulted with the Arjuna Award, India’s second most elevated wearing honor in the year 2012. As of Feb 2014 She is

back at no. 10 in the most recent Women’s Squash Association (WSA) rankings in spite of bearing an extreme begin to the year. At the 2014

Province Games she alongside Joshna Chinappa won the squash ladies’ duplicates gold award, making it India’s first

ever Commonwealth Games award in the sport.Pallikal got her tenth Tour title in January 2015 in the wake of triumphing at the

Winter Club Open.

At the February 2016 South Asian Games, she was a piece of the gold decoration winning Indian Women’s group . She was at that point

vanquished in the first round of the 2016 PSA Women’s World Championship in April.In May she was a piece of the silver decoration

winning Indian Women’s group at the Asian Team Championship in Taipei.

Mrs Karthik contended under her birth name (Pallikal) until 2016, including her wedded name for the 2016-17 PSA Season

initiating August 2016. Following her second Indian national Title (see underneath) she proceeded with her great shape winning the

Australian Open, her eleventh PSA title in August 2016.

Dipika trains at the ICL-TNSRA Academy at Chennai under Cyrus Poncha and Major (rtd) S. Maniam. Her mentor is the six time

title holder, Sarah Fitz-Gerald to whom she properties the greater part of her current achievement.

Blacklist of National Championship and Triumphant return

Dipika declined to partake in the National Championship Squash in the vicinity of 2012 and 2015 because of the disparity in prize

cash where the ladies’ title victor was granted just 40% of the prize cash of the men’s title

victor. Square with prize cash was at long last consented to for the 2016 titles where Dipika Pallikal Karthik irritate Joshna

Chinappa 4– 11, 11– 6, 11– 2, 11– 8, winning the title for the second time

Vocation insights

Joshna Chinappa with Pallikal Karthik, 2012

Following are the features of Dipika’s WSA visit vocation.

Occasion Year Result

Canada Winnipeg Winter Club Open 2015 Winner

China Macau Squash Open 2013 Winner

Canada Meadowood Pharmacy Open 2013 Winner

Australia Australian Open 2012 Semi-finals

Joined States Tournament of Champions 2012 Runner-up

Hong Kong Crocodile Challenge Cup 2011 Winner

Netherlands World Open 2011 Quarter-last

Joined States Dread Sports Series 2011 Winner

Joined States Orange County Open 2011 Winner


Honor Year

Arjuna Award 2012

Padma Shri 2014

Individual life

Dipika learned at Ethiraj College studying English (IIIrd year-2012-2013). On 15 November 2013, she ended up connected with to

Indian Cricketer Dinesh Karthik. who she wedded in both customary Christian wedding style and Hindu wedding style on 18

August 2015 and 20 August 2015, individually.

Pallikal Karthik has additionally been associated with sports based web based business; She is a brand represetative of sports365.in an on the web

store offering sports merchandise and wellness hardware. She is likewise supported by Adidas.

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