Devoy inducted into Hall of Fame

Jahangir Khan and Dame Susan Devoy. Photo: Squash NZ
Jahangir Khan and Dame Susan Devoy. Photo: Squash NZ
New Zealand squash great Dame Susan Devoy has become one of the first members of the Professional Squash Association Hall of Fame.

Devoy was inducted into the Hall of Fame alongside Pakistan’s Jahangir Khan (60), regarded by many as the greatest squash player of all time.

The pair are the inaugural PSA Hall of Fame inductees and have been formally honoured at the British Open in Birmingham.

Devoy (60) is considered one of New Zealand’s finest athletes with four world championship titles and eight British Open titles to her name.

Since her retirement as a professional player, Devoy has served as Race Relations Commissioner and more recently was appointed vice-president of the World Squash Federation.

‘‘It’s a real privilege,’’ Devoy said.

‘‘These awards keep the spirit of the sport alive and I’m delighted to be here with Jahangir, the greatest of all time. This man was always the ultimate gentleman and I’m so privileged to be standing beside him.’’

PSA chief executive Alex Gough said the pair were worthy inaugural inductees.

‘‘Susan and Jahangir are two of the finest players ever to play the sport and we’re thrilled to recognise their achievements by making them the first players to be inducted into the PSA Hall of Fame,’’ Gough said.

‘‘What Susan and Jahangir have achieved in the sport is incredible and we are pleased to have had the opportunity to celebrate their legacy.’’