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Egypt Beats England, Winning Women's World Team Squash Championship

Egyptian women squash players lived up to their expectations as all three women clinched the PSA's Top Three World Rankings,ahead of beating England on Saturday, becoming WSF's 2016 Women's World Team Squash Champions.

Staff Writer

Egyptian women squash players continue their dominance of the sport, winning the 2016 Women’s World Team Squash Championship title after beating defending champions England 2-1 in Saturday’s final in France’s Issy-les-Moulineaux.

Egypt got off to a rocky start after World No. 1 Nour El Sherbini lost against England’s Laura Massaro 3-1. However, refusing to accept defeat, Egypt fought back claiming their third title in history, thanks to 19-year-old Nouran Gohar who swept World No. 3, 32-year-old Alison Waters, 3-0.

Tying the series up, Egypt looked for World No. 2 Raneem El Welily to clinch the victory. Taking on Sarah-Jane Perry, El Welily managed to win the championship, beating her opponent 3-0.

The victory comes only days after El Sherbini, El Welily, and Gohar were named the top three in the PSA Women’s World Rankings, marking the first time in 20 years that three women from the same country earned the top three spots.

Photo Retrieved from Squash WWTC2016 - WSF Women's World Team Championship 2016 Facebook.