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Raneem El Welily unveiled as squash World Number One

Posted on September 1, 2015

Raneem El-Welily

Raneem El Welily has been unveiled as the new World Number One, ending Nicol David’s 9-year reign at the top.

Raneem, 26, climbed one spot from her previous ranking, leapfrogging Malaysian Nicol David to become the first-ever Egyptian woman to top the PSA rankings since their inception in 1983.

She is also the first Egyptian woman to top the rankings of any professional sport, ever.

The Egyptian recently took part in the 2015 Egyptian Squash Open, and won the tournament after beating Nouran Gohar in the final.

Two months earlier, Raneem claimed the first Alexandrian Women’s International Squash Open, after defeating compatriot Omneya Abdel-Kawy 3-0 with relative ease.

One week later, she sat down with King Fut for an interview, in which she talked about her title, Alexandria, and squash as a sport.

You can see the latest PSA rankngs here.


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