Tuesday 29 of November, 2022
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Momen Wins PSA World Title to Become First Married Championship Couple with El Welily

Along with wife Raneem El Welily in 2017, they've become the first married couple to earn a PSA World Champion title.

Staff Writer

World No 3 Tarek Momen became the 2019-20 Professional Squash Association (PSA) Men's World Champion after a stunning 3-0 victory against New Zealand's Paul Coll last Friday in Doha, Qatar. Along with his wife Raneem El Welily, who won the PSA Women's World Championship in 2017, they have become the first married couple to have earned the title in squash history.

This is the first PSA Men's World Champion title for Momen, and the 11th for Egypt in general.

"It has been a childhood dream of mine to become the World Champion at some point," Momen said, according to psaworldtour.com. "I am 31 now, and I was wondering whether I would have the opportunity to do it, so to be able to do it at this age and to still feel that I can give it my all for a few more years is just unbelievable."

When he spoke about his match against Coll, Momen said, "It was such a strong match, I know he pushed himself hard during the event. Towards the end, I could see he was struggling a bit, but he kept pushing." Then, in reference to his wife El Welily, Momen added, "I only realised this morning we were the only married couple to become World Champions. We are privileged to have achieved something, and I’m so happy we did it.”

Momen gained over $45,000 in prize winnings. He became the 18th man to win the trophy, and the fourth Egyptian in a row to earn the World Championship title.

Photo credit psaworldtour.com.