Egyptian female squash players win big in Hong Kong, Bendigo

Maya Nawar
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Egyptian squash player Nouran Aly surprised the audience after winning the girl’s under 15 division at the 2016 HEAD Hong Kong Junior Squash Open. Aly is the first Egyptian girl to win this title since 1999.

Last year, Asal Mostafa became the first Egyptian boy to win this tournament since 1999, winning the boy’s under 15 division.

Jordanian champions also stood out at the tournament. In 2013, Jordan’s Mohammad Al-Saraj won the boy’s under 15 division. In 2014, he won the boy’s under 17 division, while his compatriot, Karam Al-Batayneh, won the boy’s under 11 division.

Meanwhile, in the 2016 Bendigo International, another Egyptian female player earned a victory in the world of Squash. Hana Ramadan won the tournament’s title, after defeating Australian Jessica Turnbull in the final, with scores of 11-6, 11-4, 9-11, 11-9, and a final score of 3-1.

Ramadan qualified for the final after winning against her compatriot, Nouran El-Torky, with scores of 9-11, 12-14, 11-9, 13-11, 11-8, and a final score of 3-2.

In the men’s competition at the 2016 Bendigo International, Egyptian Mohamed Abdel Khalek exited the tournament in the quarter-finals, after losing to Swiss Dimitri Steinmann, 11-9, 11-6, 12-10, and a final score of 3-0.

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