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  • Raneem El Welily Claims Wadi Degla Open Title

    CAIRO 2016 Mens Squash World Championships

    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)

  • Karim Abdel Gawad Crowned 2016 WORLD CHAMPION

    Harrow Sports ELITE Team Athlete Karim Abdel Gawad is the 2016 Men's World Champion !

    CAIRO 2016 Mens Squash World Championships

    CAIRO 2016 Mens Squash World Championships

    On Friday November 4, 2016  World No.3 Karim Abdel Gawad claimed the 2016 Wadi Degla PSA Men's World Champion title. Gawad overcame three-time winner Ramy Ashour at the Wadi Degla club in Cairo, Egypt to secure the win. Karim is only the third Egyptian in history to become World Champion.

    Congratulations Karim and GO #TeamHarrow!

    Result - Final: 2016 PSA Men's World Squash Championship
    [6] Karim Abdel Gawad (EGY) bt [5] Ramy Ashour (EGY) 3-1: 5-11, 11-6, 11-7, 2-1 retired (50m)

    Karim uses a custom Harrow Vibe Squash Racquet

  • Hockey Legend Rachel Dawson Retires

    RachelDawsonUSARD8-01DENVER, CO - NOVEMBER 3, 2016 - Three-time Olympian and longtime #TeamHarrow athlete Rachel Dawson today announced her retirement from the U.S. Women's National Team, marking the end of a long, successful and prestigious career.

    Rachel joined the junior national team in 2001 and advanced to the senior squad four years later in 2005.  In 2006, she was nominated for the Young Player of the Year award as one of the top six players in the world under 23. Rachel competed in her first Olympic Games in 2008 in Beijing and the same year, her alma mater UNC retired her jersey (No. 9). Rachel was only the third player in the program's history to receive this honor.

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    Rachel capped off her career on a high note, competing at Rio this past summer in the 2016 Games.  She finishes her time with Team USA as the most capped athlete (298), as well as capturing five gold and four silver medals at the international level.

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    Congratulations Rachel Dawson and we wish you nothing but the best!

    You can shop field hockey sticks designed exclusively for Rachel Dawson here: RD8 Field Hockey Sticks

  • 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!

  • St. Johns School in England in Harrow for International Tour

    St. Johns School in Harrow GearSponsored by Harrow for their international tour to Canada, St. John School in England is looking fierce in their Harrow Kit!

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  • Karim Abdel Gawad Named PSA Player of the Month, September

    Harrow ELITE Team's Karim Abdel Gawad has 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. Congratulations to Karim and GO #TeamHarrow!

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  • Omar Meguid Claims COAS International Title

    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 on Sunday. Congrats Omar and GO #TeamHarrow!coas202 2

    FINAL:

    [1] Omar Abdel Meguid 3-0 [5] Ivan Yuen 11/8, 11/5, 11/4 (40m)

  • Annie Au and Joshna Chinappa Compete in Finals of Otter International

    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. Congrats Annie and Joshna and Go #TeamHarrow!

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    FINAL
    [1] Annie Au (HKG) bt [2] Joshna Chinappa (IND) 3-0: 11-9, 13-11, 11-7 (55m)

    SEMI FINALS
    [1] Annie Au (HKG) bt [3] Delia Arnold (MAS) 3-1: 13-11, 11-8, 11-13, 11-3 (50m)
    [2] Joshna Chinappa (IND) bt [6] Tesni Evans (WAL) 3-1: 11-6, 15-13, 9-11, 11-8 (73m)

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