Written by Asma Omar
Friday, May 12, 2023 11:01 AM
The Egyptian duo Ali Farag, the player of Wadi Degla and ranked fourth in the world for squash men, and Nour El-Sherbiny, player of Sporting and ranked first in the world for women, were crowned in the World Squash Championship hosted by Chicago, USA, with prize money amounting to 500 thousand dollars for men and the same for women.
Ali Farag defeated his compatriot Karim Abdel-Gawad, ranked 17th in the world, in the final round, 3-0, in a match that lasted 44 minutes, and the results of the matches were as follows: 12-10, 11-6, 11-6.
Ali Faraj, before the last edition, had previously won the championship in 3 previous versions during the seasons: 2018-2019, 2020-2021, 2021-2022, while Karim Abdel-Gawad won the world championship once, in the 2016 season.--
El-Sherbiny defeated her compatriot, Nouran Gohar, the player of Wadi Degla and ranked second in the world, in the final match, with a score of 3-0, in a match that lasted 38 minutes, and the results of the matches were as follows: 11-6, 11-4, 12-10.
This is the seventh time that Nour El-Sherbiny has won the world championship title, and the fifth in a row for the Egyptian champion.
The Egyptian champion, Nour El-Sherbiny, the Sporting player, and the Egyptian champion, Ali Farag, the player of the Tigris Valley and the fourth ranked in the world for men, holds the world championship title in the last version.
Nour El-Sherbiny owns a record number of world championship crowns, before the last edition, as she previously won 6 titles in the seasons: 2015, 2016, 2018-2019, 2019-2020, 2020-2021, and 2022-2023, before adding her seventh title.