Squash: Egypt’s El-Sherbini, Farag claim PSA World Championships 2022 titles

Mahmoud Elassal , Monday 23 May 2022

Egyptian squash stars Nour El-Sherbini and Ali Farag defeated their countrymates Nouran Gohar and Mohamed El-Shorbagy in the 2022 CIB PSA World Championships finals that took place in Cairo on Monday.

El Sherbini, Farag


Defending Champion El-Sherbini needed 56 minutes to beat World No.1 Gohar 3-1 (7-11, 11-7, 11-8, 11-7) and claim a remarkable sixth World Championship title.

“It’s always a dream of mine to win this tournament, and I wait for it every year,” El-Sherbini said afterwards.

“I’m a bit emotional right now, and it’s of course an unbelievable feeling. It’s been very hard the last couple of months, I can’t believe I’m standing here right now, the tournament is over, everything is over. All the thinking, the mental stuff, is over. I can’t describe how I’m feeling right now,” she added.

Meanwhile, Farag needed 74 minutes to beat 2017 champion El-Shorbagy 3-1 (9-11, 11-8, 7-11, 11-9, 11-2), defend his World Championship crown, and reclaim his rank as the world’s top player.

“I was just telling Nour, I don’t know how I feel. I have mixed emotions of joy and relief. I’m really happy to be done with the tournament; the pressure we live through every day,” Farag said after the game.

“I didn’t come into this week with that pressure, but then the week started, and I felt it. I’m super proud of my performance; I had to go through a very tough draw,” he added.

“I had to go through a lot of tough players to reach the final and today, as I have said over and over again, I played against the greatest of our generation.

“It’s inspiring how every time he faces a challenge, he comes back stronger, we saw it yesterday and here today. I’m extremely blessed to come out as the winner today,” Farag concluded.

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