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SQUASH: Nour El-Sherbini becomes youngest world champion

Posted on April 30, 2016

Nour El Sherbini Squash

World Number Two Nour El-Sherbini has defeated World Number One Laura Massaro in the final of the PSA Women’s Squash World Championship, becoming the youngest World Champion in the process.

’s Nour El-Sherbini lost the first two games 6-11 and 4-11 in a brilliant final. The Egyptian then managed to pull off an unbelievable comeback winning the next three games 11-3, 11-5 and 11-8 to become the youngest ever Women’s squash world champion at only 20 years of age.

The young Egyptian champion talked about Massaro, in addition to her feelings during the game in post-match comments: “I think I’m dreaming right now, I didn’t imagine I could do it,” she said. “Laura’s one of the toughest players, she’s very tough on court. I thought it was the end (at 2-nil down) but my coach kept telling me there’s nothing to lose.” she continued. “I was trying to forget the two games I lost.” El-Sherbini concluded.

Following the win El-Sherbini will now be crowned the new number one Women’s squash player in the world, with the win allowing her to overtake Massaro in the process.


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