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