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Yesterday, was a bright day for Egyptian squash players

On 19 September, Al-Ahram International Squash Open celebrated its last qualifier round, which serves as a qualifier to the quarterfinals. Egypt’s Tarek Momen defeated his compatriot, Mohamed Reda in all three matches with 11-4, 11-5, 11-3, resulting in final score of 3-0. Egyptian Karim Abdel Gawad won against Scottish Greg Lobban 3-1 with match points …

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Italy wins the 2016 Junior World Modern Pentathlon Championships’ mix relay competitions

The 2016 Junior World Modern Pentathlon Championships has come to an end, celebrating the mix relay competitions’ finals at the Cairo International Stadium on Sunday. The Italian team, which included Matteo Cicinelli and Francesca Tognetti, won the gold medal, after they acquired 1,428 points. The French team, composed of Brice Loubet and Pulcherie Delhalle, acquired …

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Korea’s Sunwoo Kim and Guatemala’s Charles Fernandez win at 2016 Junior World Modern Pentathlon Championships

The 2016 Junior World Modern Pentathlon Championships was held at Cairo International Stadium from 12-18 September, at which South Korea’s Sunwoo Kim and Guatemala’s Charles Fernandez were crowned this year’s champions. Around 28 countries participated in the event this year, including Egypt, Italy, South Korea, Chile, Hungary, Great Britain, Belarus, Germany, Russia, Poland, Japan, France, …

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Gezira Sporting Club honours Farida Osman

At the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Summer Olympics, Egyptian swimming champion Farida Osman qualified for the semi-finals in the 100-metre freestyle, achieving a new African and Arab record. Osman also broke all records achieved by former Egyptian swimming champion Rania Elwany at the 1992 Barcelona Summer Olympics, 1996 Atlanta Summer Olympics, and 2000 Sydney Summer …

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Qatari Abdullah Mohamed Al-Tamimi wins the Australian Squash Open 2016

August has witnessed great achievements for Egyptian squash players. However, Egypt was not the only Arab country whose squash champions stood out at competitions, as Qatari squash champion Abdullah Mohamed Al-Tamimi won the Australian Squash Open 2016, which took place in Melbourne, Australia. In the tournament’s first round, Al-Tamimi defeated South Korean Daehoon Jeong. Scores …

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Meet international junior squash champion Mostafa Assal

On 26 August, Gezira Sporting Club (GSC) will host the 2016 Cairo Arab Regional Junior Squash Open. The event will last until 1 September. The championship is divided into categories by gender with age divisions under 11, 13, 15, 17, and 19. On this occasion, Daily News Egypt met Mostafa Assal, one of the players …

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Egyptian Nouran Gohar wins 2016 WSF World Junior Squash Championship

Several Egyptian squash players stood out at the 2016 WSF World Junior Squash Championship in Poland, concluding with an all-Egyptian female final match. The final match of the girls’ competition took place between Nouran Gohar and Rowan El-Araby, with Gohar beating her opponent with a score of 3-0. Four Egyptian girls had reached the quarter-finals, …

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Melodias Encantadoras Orquesta’s first event at Cairo Opera House

In Cairo Opera House’s main hall, attendees sat mesmerised, listening to music that transcended them all the way to Spain, as Melodias Encantadoras Orquesta performed their first show in Egypt. The Spanish band was established two years ago by pianist Amr Hassan, with the aim of spreading Spanish classical music in Egypt. Spain blends Arab …

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Number of snooker tournaments for women to increase: IBSF president

Given Egypt’s uncertain political and economic situation, the tourism industry has been suffering greatly over the past few years. The government along with various entities and institutions are endeavouring to host events that would attract tourists and portray the country as a safe, entertaining haven. One of those events was the 2016 International Billiards and …

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Egypt’s dream team: handball keeping hopes up in Rio

In Egypt, the national football team has always monopolised the spotlight of the country’s sports scene, supported and cheered for by the population and officials. This year, and especially with the Rio Olympics taking the sports world by storm, the spotlight has started to shine on other team sports, specifically handball. Winning the 2016 African …

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Brazil promises to present outstanding Olympic Games

There are 11,360 players participating in the ongoing Olympic Games, competing in 28 sports. Brazil dedicated about 47,000 police officers and 38,000 soldiers to be stationed at the events in order to guarantee the safety of 500,000 visitors who came to witness the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. Rio de Janeiro witnessed a magnificent opening …

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Serbian Novak Djokovic and Romanian Simona Halep win the 2016 Rogers Cup

Top-ranked Serbian tennis player Novak Djokovic lived up to his title as he snatched the Rogers Cup (Canada Open) from Japanese player Kei Nishikori in the final match, scoring 6-3 and 7-5. Despite Djokovic’s countless victories this year, winning the 2016 Rogers Cup is a significant victory for the Serbian, as last year he failed …

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Egyptian female squash players win big in Hong Kong, Bendigo

Egyptian squash player Nouran Aly surprised the audience after winning the girl’s under 15 division at the 2016 HEAD Hong Kong Junior Squash Open. Aly is the first Egyptian girl to win this title since 1999. Last year, Asal Mostafa became the first Egyptian boy to win this tournament since 1999, winning the boy’s under …

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