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 into the lead after beating Pakistan no.1 Danish Atlas Khan (11-3, 11-9, 11-3). 2nd seeds Pakistan levelled when Nasir Iqbal overcame individual runner-up Ali Farag 11-8, 6-11, 11-7, 2-11, 11-8 in a dramatic 65-minute encounter. 17-year-old Marwan El Shorbagy decided the match, when he beat 18-year-old Pakistani Farhan Zaman 11-5, 4-11, 11-9, 11-9. Canada the 5th seeds celebrated their best finish since 1992 after upsetting 3rd seeds and former champions England 2/1 in the bronze medal play-off.
Egypt reclaims World Junior Team title in Quito!