Tag Archives: Raneem El Welily

  • #TeamHarrow at PSA Dubai World Series

    The Professional Squash Association's World Series starts tomorrow, June 6th and runs through June 10th. Featuring the top 8 men and top 8 women squash players in the world, the World Series Finals is the culmination of all the season's tournaments up until this point. Harrow Sports is proud to have three of our sponsored players competing in the prestigious event taking place in Dubai. Good luck #TeamHarrow's Raneem El Welily, Karim Abdel Gawad, and Marwan ElShorbagy!

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    Raneem El Welily

    Raneem plays with the Harrow Vapor squash racquet

    Karim Abdel Gawad

    Karim Abdel Gawad

    Karim plays with the Harrow Vibe squash racquet

    Marwan ElShorbagy

    Marwan ElShorbagy

    Marwan plays with the Harrow Response squash racquet

  • Raneem El Welily Claims Third Windy City Open Crown in A Row

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    Adding to her 2015 and 2016 Windy City Open wins, Raneem El Welily claimed the 2017 title on March 1. Currently World No. 3, the Egyptian player and Harrow ELITE Team Member defeated World No. 1 Nour El Sherbini 3-1, 10-12, 11-7, 11-7, 11-7.

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    Results - Final: 2017 Women's Windy City Open
    [3] Raneem El Welily (EGY) bt [1] Nour El Sherbini (EGY) 3-1: 10-12, 11-7, 11-7, 11-7 (42m)

     

    Congrats Raneem and GO #TEAMHARROW!

  • PSA December Rankings: El Welily & Gawad both World. No 2

    The December 2016 rankings marks a first for #TeamHarrow, as two ELITE Team Members have risen to World. No 2! In the women's rankings, Raneem El Welily is second in the world, while Karim Abdel Gawad is World No 2 for Men.

    PSA December 2016 Rankings, Courtesy Professional Squash Association

    PSA December 2016 Rankings, Courtesy Professional Squash Association

    Also in the top 10 for Women are Amanda Sobhy and Omneya Abdel Kawy.  Annie Au, Joshna Chinappa, Heba El Torky, and Donna Urquhart round out the top 20.

    PSA December 2016 Rankings, Courtesy Professional Squash Association

    PSA December 2016 Rankings, Courtesy Professional Squash Association

    In the men's rankings, Marwan ElShorbagy rose one position from last month, up to number 6. Also in the top 20 are Tarek Momen and Ryan Cuskelly.

    Congrats to all and GO #TeamHarrow!

  • ATHLETE NEWS - NOVEMBER 2016

    Announced November 1st, this month's PSA World Rankings counted Raneem El Welily, Amanda Sobhy and Omneya Abdel Kawy in the Women's Top 10 as well as Karim Abdel Gawad, Marwan ElShorbagy, and Tarek Momen in the Top 10 for Men.

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    After three turns at the Olympic Games, Rachel Dawson ended her prestigious career on a high note, formally retiring November 3rd after a stellar performance at the Rio Games this past summer.

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    On November 4th, Karim Abdel Gawad became the 2016 PSA Men's World Champion, beating out three-time winner Ramy Ashour at the Wadi Degla club in Cairo, Egypt.

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    CAIRO 2016 Mens Squash World Championships

    On the same day, Raneem El Welily became the inaugural Women's Wadi Degla Open winner, defeating World No. 3 Nouran Gohar.

    CAIRO 2016 Mens Squash World Championships

    CAIRO 2016 Mens Squash World Championships

    Continuing an impeccable month of performances, Karim Gawad claimed the 2016 Qatar Classic Champion title on November 18th. The win marks Karim's third major win this season, his second time defeating World No. 1 Mohamed ElShorbagy, and his first World Series title.

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    PSA Road to Dubai Standings were released November 21st, and Karim Abdel Gawad came out on top, 25 points ahead of the World No. 1. Rounding out the top standings are ELITE Team's Ryan Cuskelly and Marwan ElShorbagy, tying for 8th.

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    Women's Standings place Amanda Sobhy in third, Raneeem El Welily 6th, and Annie Au and Joshna Chinappa tied in 10th.

    Points for Dubai are accumulated at each PSA World Series tournament and determine standings. Only the top 8 players will qualify for the 2016/2017 Dubai PSA World Series Finals.

  • In PSA Road to Dubai Standings, Gawad is #1

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    Released today, the Professional Squash Association's Road to Dubai Standings place #TeamHarrow's Karim Abdel Gawad in the Number 1 slot, 25 points ahead of current world No. 1 Mohamed ElShorbagy. The announcement comes after Gawad's string of wins including the Qatar Classic and the PSA Men's World Championship.

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    Also in the Men's top positions are Harrow's Ryan Cuskelly and Marwan ElShorbagy, both tied for 6th.

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    The Women's Road to Dubai Standings place #TeamHarrow's Amanda Sobhy third and Raneem El Welily 6th. Just out of the top 8 we see Annie Au and Joshna Chinappa tied for 10th, with Omneya Abdel Kawy and Donna Urquhart both in 15th.

    Points are up for grabs at each PSA World Series tournament and determine the Standings. Only the top eight players will qualify for the 2016/17 Dubai PSA World Series Finals, which take place June 6 - 10 at the Dubai Opera House.

    Congrats to all in the Road to Dubai Standings and GO #TeamHarrow!

  • Raneem El Welily Claims Wadi Degla Open Title

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    CAIRO 2016 Mens Squash World Championships

    World No. 4 Raneem El Welily is the inaugural Women's Wadi Degla Open winner! A Harrow ELITE Team athlete and representative of the prestigious Wadi Degla Club, El Welily defeated World No. 3 Nouran Gohar in Friday's Final. Congrats Raneem and GO #TeamHarrow!

    Result – Final: 2016 Wadi Degla Open
    [3] Raneem El Welily (EGY) bt [2] Nouran Gohar (EGY) 3-1: 11-8, 7-11, 11-4, 11-5 (42m)

  • PSA November Rankings Announced

    Congratulations to all #TeamHarrow Players announced in the Professional Squash Association's Top 20 World Rankings! In the Women's Rankings, Harrow ELITE Team players include Raneem El Welily, Amanda Sobhy, Omneya Abdel Kawy, Annie Au, Joshna Chinappa, and Rachael Grinham.
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    Making the Top 20 for Men are Karim Abdel Gawad, Marwan ElShorbagy, Tarek Moment, and Ryan Cuskelly.

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    This month is especially momentous for Karim, who made it to a career high World No. 3

    CAIRO 2016 Mens Squash World Championships

    CAIRO 2016 Mens Squash World Championships

  • ATHLETE NEWS - OCTOBER 2016

    [embed]https://www.youtube.com/embed/QPzSID0BQCo[/embed][9/30/16] Team USA's Natalie Grainger and Norbert Kornyei and Team Egypt's Mohammed Abbas are the  2016 World Masters Champions of their respective age divisions after winning at the World Masters in Johannesburg, South Africa.

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    [10/1/16] U.S. No. 1 and Harrow ELITE Team Member Amanda Sobhy is a finalist in the NetSuite Open 2016, PSA W50 tournament for the second year in a row

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    Taking place September 27 - October 1 in San Francisco, CA, this year's NetSuite Open saw World No. 6 Sobhy defeat World No. 3 Davis in the Semi's before competing against World No. 2 Massaro in the Finals, ultimately finishing second overall.

    [10/2/16] Annie Au and Joshna Chinappa Compete in Finals of Otter International

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    The PSA W35 Women's Otters International in Mumbai saw two Harrow ELITE Team members battle it out in the Finals. Annie Au and Joshna Chinappa defeated Delia Arnold and Tesni Evans, respectively, in the Semi's before advancing to the Finals in a #TeamHarrow vs. #TeamHarrow match. World No. 12 Annie claimed the title over home crowd favorite and World No. 13 Joshna Chinappa.

    [10/2/16] Omar Meguid Claims COAS International Title

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    Harrow ELITE Team's Omar Meguid, top seed at the COAS International in Islamabad, Pakistan came out on top claiming the 2016 Title. The Egyptian defeated Ivan Yuen of Malaysia in three straight games at the Mushaf Squash Complex.

    [10/6/16] Karim Abdel Gawad Named PSA Player of the Month

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    Harrow ELITE Team's Karim Abdel Gawad was been named Player of the Month by the Professional Squash Association.  Breaking the top 5 ranking in the world for the first time, Gawad (now a career high World No. 4) gave a number of impressive performances during the last couple months of the PSA Tour, including a runner up finish at the Hong Kong Open and a title claiming win at the Al Ahram Squash Open NewGiza in his home country of Egypt.

    [10/15/16] #TeamHarrow in Semi's at the U.S. Open

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    Held October 8 - 15 in Philadelphia, the PSA Delaware Investments U.S. Open 2016 brought together the top squash players in the world to compete for $150,000 in both the men's and women's competitions. With 5 Harrow ELITE Team players seeded in the top 10, masterful performances were given by many #TeamHarrow athletes. In the Men's tournament, World No. 4 and winner of last month's Al Ahram Open, Karim Abdel Gawad advanced clear through to the Semi's. In the Women's draw, both Amanda Sobhy and Raneem El Welily made it to the Semi's. Home favorite and World No. 6, Sobhy competed against Camille Serme who went on to win the title.

    Facing off with Nour El Sherbini, last month's Al Ahram Open Champion El Welily may not have advanced to the Finals of the US Open, but her performance (particularly a trick shot) earned her a play in ESPN SportsCenter's Top Plays of the Night.

  • Round Up: #TeamHarrow at U.S. Open 2016

    Held October 8 - 15 in Philadelphia, the PSA Delaware Investments U.S. Open 2016 brought together the top squash players in the world to compete for $150,000 in both the men's and women's competitions. With 5 Harrow ELITE Team players seeded in the top 10, masterful performances were given by many #TeamHarrow athletes.

    In the Men's tournament, World No. 4 and winner of last month's Al Ahram Open, Karim Abdel Gawad advanced clear through to Friday's semi's. Facing England's three-time World Champion Nick Matthew, Gawad fought all the way through to a fifth game tie-break, with Matthew advancing on to the finals.

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    Result – Men’s 2016 Delaware Investments U.S. Open: Semi-finals

    [4] Nick Matthew (ENG) bt [5] Karim Abdel Gawad (EGY) 3-2: 11-4, 7-11, 16-14, 3-11, 12-10 (91m)

    In the Women's draw, both Amanda Sobhy and Raneem El Welily made it to the Semi's. Home favorite and World No. 6, Sobhy competed against Camille Serme who went on to win the title.

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    Facing off with Nour El Sherbini, last month's Al Ahram Open Champion El Welily may not have advanced to the Finals of the US Open, but her performance (particularly a trick shot) earned her a play in ESPN SportsCenter's Top Plays of the Night.

    Result – Women’s 2016 Delaware Investments U.S. Open: Semi-finals

    [1] Nour El Sherbini (EGY) bt [5] Raneem El Welily (EGY) 3-1: 8-11, 11-6, 11-8, 11-3 (37m)
    [6] Camille Serme (FRA) bt [7] Amanda Sobhy (USA) 3-1: 11-6, 11-9, 10-12, 11-5 (42m)

    Congrats to all and GO #TeamHarrow!

  • ATHLETE NEWS - SEPTEMBER 2016

    [ 8/29/16 ]Two of #TeamHarrow Make it to Hong Kong Open Finals, Amanda Sobhy and Karim Abdel Gawad

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    The 2016 Hong Hong Open Championships marked the official start of professional squash season, and for the first time in history, Harrow sponsored athletes occupied 3 of the 8 spots in the Semi Finals in this duel World Series event, with Amanda Sobhy and Karim Abdel Gawad making it through to the Finals, and Ryan Cuskelly in the Semi's.

     

    [ 9/10/16 ] Nele Gilis Comes in Second at European Individual Championship

     

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    2016 European Individual Squash Championship took place in Prague , Czech Republic September 7 - 10 and saw Harrow ELITE Team Member Nele Gilis  place in the runner up position, second only to the top seed, Camille Serme.

    [ 9/19/16 ] Cuskelly is Runner Up at Harrow Charlottesville Open!

     

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    Australian #2 and #TeamHarrow athlete Ryan Cuskelly headlined the 2016 Harrow Charlottesville Open, PSA M25 which took place September 14 - 17 at the McArthur Squash Center at Boar's Head Sports Club in Virginia. No. 16 in the World, Cuskelly was top seed and after breezing through to the finals,  gave a riveting  performance and came in second place in the decisive fifth.

    [ 9/20/16 ] Maria Toorpakai Wazir is the Subject of a New Documentary, GIRL UNBOUND: The War to Be Her

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    Harrow sponsored professional squash player Maria Toorpakai Wazir received international coverage this past spring for revealing that as a young girl in her native Pakistan, she made the decision to pose as a male in order to play squash. Her story has now been made into a documentary: GIRL UNBOUND: The War to Be Her

    [ 9/23/16 ] #TeamHarrow Sweeps Al-Ahram Squash Open: Raneem El Welily & Karim Abdel Gawad Are 2016 CHAMPIONS!

     

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    Our ELITE Team members Raneem El Welily and Karim Abdel Gawad claimed both the Men's and Women's titles at the 2016 Al-Ahram Squash Open. Playing in front of the pyramids in Cairo, Egypt, Raneem defeated No. 1 seed Nour El Sherbini in 5 games, while Karim pulled off a win against Ali Farag in just 3!

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