Squash star Bryant bags British title
Shoreham squash star Jonah Bryant took just 22 minutes to land the biggest global title of his young career on Sunday.
The 13-year-old romped to an emphatic 11-2, 11-5, 11-6 final triumph over Egyptian Islam Kouratam to be crowned Dunlop British Junior Open champion in Birmingham.
Bryant became the second young English player to win the under-13 title in the past three years and was pleased to avenge a semi-final defeat he suffered in the same competition back in 2017.
He said: “I’ve trained for 12 months for this tournament so I’m really happy.
“I tried to keep focused as much as possible and if I let the Egyptian back in he could have won. I was so happy to keep that concentration and close it out 3-0.”
Bryant is based at Corals Club in Brighton and attends Lancing College’s Prep School.
Jonah’s father Ross is a former professional and one day hopes to follow in his footsteps.
“My dad is amazing but so is Ben Hutton, my coach at Corals. I wouldn’t be here without his help,” Jonah added.
“I’m addicted to squash, hopefully one day I can turn pro.”