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Squash: Egypt win WSF World Junior Championships

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Egypt national junior squash team was crowned 2018 World Junior Champions in Chennai, India, after defeating England in the final 2-0.

The Pharaohs reached their eighth consecutive final, where they managed to win the title in four occasions: 2006, 2010, 2012, 2014. On the other hand, this was England’s first final since 2002, having won the title on four previous occasions.

The final was comprised of two games. Egypt’s Marwan Tarek came up against England’s Nick Wall in the first game and managed to give the pharaohs the lead after winning 3-0: 12-10, 11-6 and 11-7.

During the second game, England’s Sam Todd almost won the first set against Omar El Torkey after earning game balls at 10-9 and 11-10; however, Omar El Torkey came back and managed to win the set 13-11. El Torkey mastered his opponent during the remaining two sets, as he won both with a comfortable 11-4 to reclaim the title for the sixth time.

After the final, Egypt’s coach expressed his delight after winning the championship, stating, “We’re so proud and happy. The boys have worked so hard for this and they’ve got their reward, bringing Egypt another treble, just like the girls last year.”

He added, “This generation has taken over from those recent generations that have done the country so proud, and they have the talent and the desire to dominate the senior ranks in the coming years. Thanks to the organizers, the Indian squash federation and all the workers and volunteers that made this a great event that everyone will remember and can be proud of.”

Similarly, England’s coach, Lee Drew, was proud of his team to reach the final game, stating, “It’s a great achievement to be runner up at a World Championship, given the last time it was achieved by an English team was back in 2002. Chris and I are immensely proud with the way the squad has performed.”

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