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Tarek & Araby Set To Retain World Junior Titles In Chennai


NEWS FROM WSF

 

Squash Players Advocate for Inclusion through Sport in Buenos Aires

 

Buenos Aires, October 6th, 2018: Maria Toorpakai Wazir, a professional squash player from Pakistan, and Shahd Bshara, a member of the Israel-based urban squash programme SquashBond, participated in two inaugural initiatives launched this week in Buenos Aires, Argentina, that saw them advocate for inclusion through sport by sharing their inspiring stories on the eve of the Youth Olympic Games that kick off in the Argentinian capital today.

Squash is introduced as a Showcase Sport at the Youth Olympic Games with 38 young players from 28 countries looking forward to capture imaginations of visiting fans and forum delegates alike.

Toorpakai Wazir, whose remarkable journey to become a professional athlete saw her disguise herself as a boy in order to train, compete and attend school in defiance of imposed Taliban rule in her home region of Waziristan, Pakistan, spoke during a working session entitled "Spark Talk: Fighting for the Right to Play Sport" at the inaugural Olympism in Action Forum - a newly launched IOC programme focused on building a better world through sport.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

16 September 2018 - courtesy Howard Harding

Egypt Crowned Women's World Team Champions In Dalian

 

Defending champions Egypt fulfilled their seeding in the CGG WSF Women's World Team Squash Championship today in China, successfully retaining their title by beating perennial rivals England, the No.2 seeds, 2/0 in the final of the biennial World Squash Federation championship at the Xigang Gymnasium in the seaport city of Dalian.

Final:
[1] EGYPT bt [2] ENGLAND 2/0 
Nouran Gohar bt Alison Waters 11-9, 11-9, 6-11, 7-11, 11-7 (55m)
Raneem El Welily bt Laura Massaro 11-3, 11-8, 9-11, 11-3 (36m)

 

Tarek & Araby Set To Retain World Junior Titles In Chennai

20 June 2018


Egyptians Marwan Tarek and Rowan Reda Araby are set to retain their titles in the WSF World Junior Individual Squash Championships next month in India according to the draws revealed today by the World Squash Federation.

The Men's & Women's individual championships will take place at the Indian Squash Academy in Chennai from 18-23 July, followed by the biennial Men's World Junior Team Championship from 24-29 July.

It was after ousting the top seed in last year's semi-finals that Tarek (pictured below with Araby at the 2017 trophy presentations) went on to claim the 2017 men's title in New Zealand. The 18-year-old from Cairo also won the 2018 British Junior U19 Open title early this year.

But Tarek, ranked 280 in the world, will have a tough job on his hands if he meets second seed Mostafa Asal, as predicted, in the final. His 17-year-old compatriot, also from Cairo, has made great strides on the PSA World Tour this year, winning three titles as a qualifier in May after clinching the British Junior U17 Open title in January. This month he leapt more than 100 places in the senior world rankings to reach No.75.


Araby, still only 17, has already claimed five PSA titles and is expected to make the world junior final this year for the third time in a row. Her success in the 2017 final came against top seed Hania El Hammamy, the compatriot whom she is again predicted to face in the 2018 climax.

All Egyptian semi-finals are predicted in both events - and an Araby success would take Egyptian ownership of the women's title into an eighth successive year.

                              PSA MAY 2018 RANKINGS


EL WELILY CUTS GAP


Raneem El Welily's title win at the inaugural women’s El Gouna International in April has cut the gap between her and current World No.1 Nour El Sherbini to under 250 points after the PSA Women's World Rankings for May were released.An imperious display inside the all-glass showcourt held on El Gouna’s marina saw El Welily defeat El Sherbini 3-1 in the title decider with the points gap between the two now at its lowest since January of this year.El Sherbini, El Welily and their compatriot Nour El Tayeb make up an all-Egyptian women’s top three which, after Marwan ElShorbagy joined older brother Mohamed and U.S. Open champion Ali Farag in the top three of the men’s World Rankings, the top ranking spots in both the men’s and women’s rankings being taken up by Egyptian trios for the first time in history.New Zealand’s Joelle King is the only non-Egyptian in the top five as she stays at No.4, a place ahead of Nouran Gohar, who remains at No.5. The rest of the top 10 is unchanged as Camille Serme (No.6), Laura Massaro (No.7), Sarah-Jane Perry (No.8), Nicol David (No.9) and Alison Waters take up the final spots.


 

EGYPTIAN MEN’S TOP 3 AGAIN


Egyptian Marwan ElShorbagy, currently Bristol based, has overtaken France’s Gregory Gaultier to reach a career-high World No.3 ranking and complete the first all-Egyptian presence amongst the world’s top three positions on the men’s tour since April 2009.

The 24-year-old defeated World No.2 Ali Farag last month to lift his maiden World Series title at the El Gouna International to join Farag and older brother Mohamed – the current World No.1 – inside the world’s top three as they become the first brothers to reside in the top three at the same time since Brett and Rodney Martin in May 1994.Gaultier’s drop down to No.4 marks his lowest ranking since April 2013 and he sits a place ahead of Tarek Momen, who retains his place inside the top five.Germany’s Simon Rösner stays at No.6 ahead of 2016 World Champion Karim Abdel Gawad, three-time World Champion Ramy Ashour, Egypt’s Mohamed Abouelghar and New Zealand’s Paul Coll, who complete the top 10.