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Egypt’s Karim Abdel Gawad Defeats Champions, Clinches World Squash Championship

Egypt’s Karim Abdel Gawad Defeats Champions, Clinches World Squash Championship

World Championship winner Karim Abdel Gawad. Photo courtesy of Professional Squash Association (PSA)
World Championship winner Karim Abdel Gawad. Photo courtesy of Professional Squash Association (PSA)

Egyptian squash player Karim Abdel Gawad won the World Squash Championship on Friday, edging out compatriot Ramy Ashour in a surprising final match.

The all-Egyptian final match saw Abdel Gawad, ranked sixth worldwide, winning two games and Ashour winning one before the latter withdrew from the match due to an injury.

Abdel Gawad had also surprised spectators on Thursday when he beat Egyptian champion and world number one Mohamed El Shorbagy 3-2.

Friday’s victory marks the first World Championship title for Abdel Gawad, a 25-year-old Alexandrian native. He and his fellow Egyptian players made history earlier this week when six of them made it to the quarter-final stage of the Men’s World Championship – a feat no other nation had achieved before.

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