The World Junior Championships in New Zealand running from the 19th to the 29th of July is meant to determine the best young squash players in the world.
So, we all know that Egyptians are damn good at squash but now we have some news to prove it. The World Junior Squash Championships saw two big wins for Egypt. The championships commenced their 17th annual event in Tauranga, New Zealand on the 19th of July and will continue until the 29th of July. The events featured individual championships from the 19th to the 24th of July and will feature team championships for 32 international teams from the 25th to the 29th of July.
Rowan El Araby, who was the runner up in last year’s World Junior Squash Championship in Poland, won the women’s championship while Marwan Tarek won the men’s. The young squash stars won several games with El Araby, 16, competing against Egyptian Hania El Hammamy and winning 11-7, 11-9, and 11-8 while Tarek, 17, won the first and third games and eventually beat French Victor Crouin.
Tarek’s win was the first since 2013 for an Egyptian to win a men’s junior title. El Araby, however, won what is the seventh successive title for an Egyptian woman, according to NZ Herald.
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