25 Dec 2017

Mohamed and Raneem claim first world titles in Manchester

Egyptians Mohamed El Shorbagy and Raneem El Welily clinched the men’s and women’s World Squash Championships titles for the first time.
World No. 2 Mohamed, who lost in the 2012 and 2014 finals to compatriot Ramy Ashour, downed his younger brother and world No. 5 Marwan in the final in Manchester on Sunday.
The 26-year-old Mohamed won 11-5, 9-11, 11-7, 9-11, 11-6 in 71 minutes.
“I’ve waited a lot of years for this title. And to have this match against my brother, to share such a moment between the both of us is really special,” said Mohamed.
In the women’s final, world No. 2 Raneem ended compatriot and world No. 1 Nour El Sherbini’s two-year reign as world champion with a 3-11, 12-10, 11-7, 11-5 win.
The 28-year-old Raneem, who lost to Nour last year, was also beaten by Nicol David in the 2014 final.

Read more at https://www.thestar.com.my/sport/squash/2017/12/19/mohamed-and-raneem-claim-first-world-titles-in-manchester/#DqVsjoq4x0HAg54W.99


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