Egypt Retain WSF Women’s World Squash Team Championship

Egypt defended their WSF Women’s World Squash Team Championship, as they overpowered maiden finalists USA at the Madinaty Sporting Club in Cairo on Friday, 16 December 2022. Photo: World Squash (Website)

Egypt defended their WSF Women’s World Squash Team Championship, as they overpowered maiden finalists USA at the Madinaty Sporting Club in Cairo on Friday, 16 December 2022.

The hosts team consisted of Nouran Gohar, Nour El Sherbini, Hania El Hammamy and Nour El Tayeb, who had reached their sixth final without dropping a match.

The USA team featured Amanda Sobhy, Olivia Fiechter, Sabrina Sobhy, and Olivia Clyne, who had already made history reaching the final, with fifth being the No.2 seeds’ previous highest finish.

In front of 1,500 spectators, Gohar pressed her advantage in the decider, firing past Sobhy time and again to hand Egypt a crucial one-match lead with an 11-8 victory, after she had started well in the first game to give Egypt a 7-0 lead.

The defending individual as well as team world champion, wasted no time in going after Fiechter, with the American going down 11-3, 11-4, 11-5 in 21 minutes to deliver a fifth title for Egypt.

At the prize ceremony, bronze medals were given to England and Malaysia.

Japan’s Satomi Watanabe, who won all six of her matches, earned Most Valuable Player accolade.

South Africa, who beat their predicted finish of 12th by three places, were awarded Team of the Championship.

Speaking at the closing ceremony, WSF President Zena Wooldridge, OBE, said: “This Women’s World Team Championships concludes a really outstanding year of squash events in the post-COVID era.

“This is the first Women’s World Teams we’ve had for four years, so it’s great to see everyone back. The Women’s World Team Championships is always a special event, and I think it’s something the players really enjoy, they don’t get to play team events too often. You can tell the dynamic, the atmosphere and the experience is really fantastic for the teams.”

 

2022 WSF Women’s World Team Championship Final Results:

Egypt 2-0 [2] USA

Nouran Gohar 3-2 Amanda Sobhy: 11-7, 5-11, 10-12, 13-11, 11-8 (56m)

Nour El Sherbini 3-0 Olivia Fiechter: 11-3, 11-4, 11-5 (21m)

Hania El Hammamy v Sabrina Sobhy (w/d)

 

 2022 Women’s World Team Championship Final Standings:

1.Egypt
2.USA
3.England & Malaysia
4.Hong Kong
5.France
6.Canada
7.Scotland
8.South Africa
9.Japan
10.Australia

 

Photo 1 Caption: Egypt defended their WSF Women’s World Squash Team Championship, as they overpowered maiden finalists USA at the Madinaty Sporting Club in Cairo on Friday, 16 December 2022. Photo: World Squash (Website)

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