Metwally leads Egyptian quintet into World quarters!

Mariam Ibrahim Metwally (pic) became the youngest – and the only unseeded – player to claim a place in the quarter-finals of the Women’s World Junior Individual Championships after upsetting Egyptian compatriot Kanzy Emad El-Defrawy in the 4th round in Boston, USA. As the competition heads to its climax, the 14-year-old is joined by 4 Egyptians in the last 8 – 2 of whom are sure to reach the semi-finals – plus US hopes Olivia Blatchford and defending champion Amanda Sobhy, together with England’s European champion Emily Whitlock. Quarter-final line-up: [1] Nour El Tayeb (EGY) v [9/16] Salma Hany (EGY); [3/4] Olivia Blatchford (USA) v [5/8] Emily Whitlock (ENG); [3/4] Nour El Sherbini (EGY) v [5/8] Nouran El Torky (EGY); [2] Amanda Sobhy (USA) v Mariam Ibrahim Metwally (EGY).