Maltese athlete Kijan Sultana has won the Squash Queensland Gold Event Championship in what was his debut appearance in the U-19 tournament.
The 17-year-old athlete was on top form throughout the tournament, making a statement against second seed Brendon MacDonald in the semi-final with a 11-5, 11-5, 9-11 and 13-11 victory.
Sultana faced top seed Joshua Penford in the final, but the Australian native was no match for the Maltese youth who went on to win in three straight games (11-5, 11-9, 11-3) to claim the championship.
For Sultana, this marked his debut in the U-19 tournament after having just turned 17 earlier this year. However, the Maltese native has long been a dominant force on the Australian squash scene, including last year when he won both the Queensland State and Australian National titles in the U-17 category.
Born in Malta, Sultana is currently based in Brisbane, Australia where he trains under the guidance of professional coach Bradley Hindle.
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