Egypt retain Women’s World Junior title!

Favourites Egypt successfully retained their title in the Women’s World Junior Team Championship – but hosts USA, celebrating their first appearance in the climax, forced the tie into a decider after 2010 champion Amanda Sobhy defeated the newly-crowned individual world champion Nour El Tayeb on the final day in Boston. Defending champions Egypt made a great start to the final as Nouran El Torky beat a nervous Sabrina Sobhy 11-9, 11-3, 11-3. Then Amanda Sobhy drew level as she beat El Tayeb 11-9, 6-11, 11-6, 11-9 to force a decider. But less than half an hour later, Egypt made sure of the title when Nour El Sherbini, winner of the 2009 title and runner-up in the 2011 championship, beat Olivia Blatchford 11-8, 11-3, 11-8. In the bronze medal play-off, 6th seeds Hong Kong beat India, the 3rd seeds, 2/1.