King comfortable at these Games

1:30 pm on 25 July 2014

The world squash number three Joelle King of New Zealand says there is a lot more expectation on her to succeed at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games.

New Zealand squash player Joelle King.

New Zealand squash player Joelle King. Photo: PHOTOSPORT

New Zealand's top-ranked squash player already has one Commonwealth Games under her belt, the 25-year-old winning gold in the doubles and silver in the mixed doubles in Delhi four years ago.

King is keen to add a singles medal to that tally in Glasgow, though she concedes she's had to take extra steps to deal with the weight of external expectation.

She says she went into the last games ranked 14th in the world with no expectation.

NZ squash player Joelle King

NZ squash player Joelle King Photo: PHOTOSPORT

There is a lot more on her shoulders this time, but King says she's prepared well for it and the team has certainly helped.

King is competing in all three events.