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Squash: Egypt's Abdel-Gawad shocks three-time champion Ashour to win World Championship

Ahram Online , Friday 4 Nov 2016
Ramy Ashour and Karim Samy Abdel-Gawad vying for the World Championship title (Photo: World Championship official Twitter account)
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Karim Samy Abdel-Gawad has caused another major upset by snatching the World Championship from three-time champion Ramy Ashour with a 3-1 victory at Cairo's Wadi Degla on Friday.

After eliminating World number one Mohamed ElShorbagy in the semi-final, the world number six sprang another surprise by winning the World Championship from favorite Ashour who retired early in the fourth set with Abdel-Gawad leading 2-1. 

With the scoreline of the four sets 5-11, 11-6, 11-7, 2-1 (before retiring), Abdel-Gawad was announced champion with a 3-1 victory.

Earlier in the day, world number four Ranim ElWelily was crowned champion after overcoming Egyptian compatriot and world number three Nouran Gohar with another 3-1 win.

Following 11-8, 7-11, 11-4 and 11-5 sets Ranim managed to win the title – her third in four finals.

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