Egypt’s Amr Khaled Khalifa (pic) is set to become only the 3rd man in history to win the title twice when he defends his crown in the Men’s World Junior Championship in Belgium. The 18-year-old is named as top seed in the 2011 championship which will take place Herentals from 13-17 July. Khalifa will be aiming to maintain Egypt’s unbroken grip on the trophy since 2004, when Ramy Ashour won the first of his record-making two titles, followed by history-repeating double-title victories by Mohamed El Shorbagy in 2008 and 2009. And it will be Mohamed’s brother Marwan El Shorbagy who is expected to provide Khalifa’s stiffest opposition. The 17-year-old is seeded to meet the title-holder in the final in a repeat of the 2010 championship’s semi-final in Ecuador, where Khalifa won in 5 games. Pakistan provides the two 3/4 seeds, Danish Atlas Khan and Nasir Iqbal, both 17-year-olds. Players from 19 nations will compete in the 18th staging of the WSF championships.
Khalifa took World Junior Champion title!
Amr Khaled Khalifa overcame fellow countryman Ali Farag in the final of the Men’s World Junior Squash Championship after he dropped the 1st game to his opponent. In the battle between the two teenagers from Cairo, 17-year-old Khalifa began to take cont…
All-Egyptian world junior final in Quito!
Amr Khaled Khalifa (pic ri) and Ali Farag will contest an all-Egyptian Men’s World Junior Squash Championship final. The two top seeds from Cairo came through their semi-finals in contrasting styles. Favourite Amr Khaled Khalifa has been to the full di…
El Torky & Khalifa claim Egyptian Double in Cairo!
Amr Khaled Khalifa (pic) and Heba El Torky made it a home nation double in the Egyptian Circuit No1 after winning the finals of the inaugural international squash circuit in Cairo. Unseeded Khalifa continued his giant-killing run through the men’s even…
Khalifa captures Canary Islands crown!
Second seed Amr Khaled Khalifa (pic) prevailed in the all-Egyptian final of Canary Islands Open to win his first PSA World Tour title since becoming world junior champion in August. The 18-year-old from Cairo was taken the full distance in the semi-fin…
Egypt reclaims World Junior Team title in Quito!
In a dramatic climax at the Men’s World Junior Team Championship in Quito, top seeds Egypt beat defending champions Pakistan 2/1 to win the title for the 3rd time after 1994 and 2006. New world individual champion Amr Khaled Khalifa put the favourites …