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Egypt win sixth successive Women’s World Junior Team Championship


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Egypt overcame Malaysia in the final of the WSF Women’s World Junior Team Championship to lift the title for the eighth time in their history.

This comes less than a week after Egypt’s Marwan Tarek and Rowan Elaraby secured the men’s and women’s individual trophies in Tauranga, New Zealand.

Egypt’s women defeated Hong Kong 2-0 to secure their final berth, while Malaysia had to overcome England in the semi-final.

World Junior Championship runner-up Hania El Hammamy beat Malaysia’s Sivasangari Subramaniam 3-1 (11-8, 11-8, 6-11, 11-9) in a 44-minute match.

Soon after, Egypt’s Rowan Elaraby, who was most recently crowned individual world champion, followed in her compatriot’s footsteps and defeated Andrea Lee 3-1 (11-4, 11-4, 9-11, 11-7) in 37 minutes to seal a 2-0 victory for Egypt.

This marked the Pharaohs’ six consecutive team title and their eighth final in a row.

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