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6 Egyptians Dominate the Top 10 World Ranked Squash Players

6 Egyptians Dominate the Top 10 World Ranked Squash Players

Nour El Sherbini and Ali Farag winning the 2019 J.P. Morgan Tournament of Champion

In a phenomenal achievement unmatched in any individual sport, six male Egyptians and  four female Egyptians dominate the top 10 world ranked squash players in the February PSA World Rankings.

Mohamed El Shorbagy comes first place with 18, 370 points, followed by Ali Farag in second place, Tarek Momen in third place, and Karim Abdel Gawad in fifth place.

Marwah El Shorbagy comes eighth place, followed by Mohamed Abou el Ghar in the ninth place.

In the women’s rankings, four Egyptian women also dominate the top 10, with Raneem El Welily in first place, Nour El Sherbini in second place, Nour El Tayeb in fourth place, and Nourhan Gohar in eighth place.

El Sherbini captured her first Platinum title of the season in New York at the Tournament of Champions, which booked her place at the season-ending PSA World Tour Finals in June, after defeating her compatriot who took her World No.1 ranking, El Welily.

El Welily remains top of the women’s ranking with 8,925 points after reaching her fifth consecutive final this season.

Egyptians also swept up the 2019 J.P. Morgan Tournament of Champion on January 24, in New York City’s Grand Central Terminal, as Ali Farag and Nour El Sherbini became the 2019 J.P. Morgan Tournament of Champions winners after respective victories over compatriots and World No.1s Mohamed ElShorbagy and Raneem El Welily.

El Sheribini also secured an incredible title as she became the first women’s three-time tournament champion.

The world’s top players will head to Chicago for the 2018-19 PSA World Championships, which will take place between February 23-02 March in the Grand Hall at Union Station.

 

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