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ElShorbagy overtakes Shabana as longest-reigning Egyptian World no.1

Mohamed Elshorbagy

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World champion Mohamed ElShorbagy is now the longest-reigning Egyptian World No.1, overtaking his fellow countryman Amr Shabana.

This was confirmed when the Professional Squash Association (PSA) released the Men’s World Rankings for August with ElShorbagy retaining the top spot once again.

The 27-year-old has held the top spot for a total of 34 months, one more than legendary Shabana, and he has held it for the last three consecutive months. Four-time World champion Shabana, who became the first Egyptian to top the PSA world ranking in 2006, announced his retirement in 2015 at the age of 36.

He has had an eventful career, winning an astounding 33 PSA Tour titles and will still look to add more to that tally.

Five other Egyptians were included in the latest men’s world rankings. Ali Farag retained his second place spot, while Marwan ElShorbagy, Mohamed’s younger brother, remained in third place. Tarek Momen sit fourth, while Karim Abdel Gawad and Ramy Ashour are eighth and ninth, respectively.

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