Egypt’s Nour El-Sherbini Becomes Youngest Ever New York Squash Tournament Champion

Egypt’s Nour El-Sherbini Becomes Youngest Ever New York Squash Tournament Champion

The two champions: Nour El-Sherbini and Mohamed El-Shorbagy
The two champions: Nour El-Sherbini and Mohamed El-Shorbagy

Egyptian squash players Nour El-Sherbini and Mohamed El-Shorbagy have each won the top titles in the 2016  Tournament of Champions, an annual international squash championship held in New York City’s Grand Central Terminal.

In front of a sold out crowd at Grand Central Terminal’s Vanderbilt Hall, El-Sherbini, 20, defeated New-York raised 22-year-old Amanda Sobhy, the highest ranking American ever in the Professional Squash Association (PSA) world rankings.

“Nour came out firing from the very start,” said Sobhy referring to her 20-year-old Egyptian opponent.

El-Sherbini, who was born in Alexandria, is the second Egyptian woman to win the Tournament of Champions. Last year, Raneem El-Weleily clenched the throne after defeating the UK’s Alison Waters.

“I don’t know what to say. It’s weird and amazing and incredible,” said El-Sherbini, who became the youngest ever Tournament of Champions winner.

Meanwhile, El-Shorbagy, the world’s top male squash player, won the Tournament of Champions for the second year running after defeating three-time world champion Nick Matthew.

“I knew that I had to beat Nick tonight. He had already beaten my brother Marwan and I didn’t want him to beat both of us in the same tournament,” said El-Shorbagy after his victory.

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