RESULTS: WSF World Junior Squash Championships, Wroclaw,
 Karim Ayman Elhammamy (EGY) bt  Fares Mohamed
Dessouki (EGY) 11-8, 11-6, 6-11, 13-11 (83m)
 Nour El Sherbini (EGY) bt [5/8] Mariam Ibrahim
Metwally (EGY) 11-7, 16-14, 11-8 (34m)
Sherbini World Hat-Trick Makes Squash History In Poland
teenager Nour El Sherbini has become the world's most
successful junior squash player of all-time after winning the
WSF Women's World Junior Championship title for a record
Victory over compatriot Mariam Ibrahim Metwally in the
final of the World Squash Federation event at the
Hasta La Vista Club in the historic city of Wroclaw
in Poland sees the 17-year-old from Alexandria extend the
previous women's double record set by the reigning world number
one Nicol David in 2001, and the twin-title men's record
established by Ramy Ashour - also the current world
number one - in 2006.
There was an upset in the men's final - also an all-Egyptian
affair - when No2 seed Karim Ayman Elhammamy (pictured
below with El Sherbini) beat favourite Fares Mohamed Dessouki
in four games to keep the trophy in Egyptian hands for the
eighth year in a row.
El Sherbini is no stranger to record-breaking achievements in
the sport: In August 2009 in India - in her maiden appearance in
the World U19 championship - the unheralded 13-year-old swept
through the field to become the youngest world champion ever.
Two years later she won the Alexandria International Open
in her home city to become the first U16-year-old to win two
WSA World Tour titles.
And, after winning her second World Junior crown a year ago in
Qatar, El Sherbini became the first player to reach a fourth
world junior final on Saturday after success in the semi-finals
The championship favourite reached the final without losing a
game - and faced surprise opponent Metwally, a 5/8 seed to whom
she had dropped a game in the 2012 quarter-finals.
Metwally, a year younger than Sherbini, had reached her maiden
final after upsets over No2 seed Nouran Ahmed Gohar and
last year's runner-up Yathreb Adel, a 3/4 seed.
But El Sherbini, ranked 11 in the world, could not be stopped:
It took just 34 minutes for the 17-year-old to fulfil her dream,
beating Metwally 11-7, 16-14, 11-8 to take the title.
The men's final brought together the event's top two seeds -
with top-seeded Dessouki not only boasting a world ranking more
than 200 places above his opponent, but a victory over Elhammamy
in January's British Junior U19 Open en-route to winning
the prestigious title.
But, in a fittingly dramatic climax to the world individual
championships in Wroclaw, underdog Elhammamy clinched the title
11-8, 11-6, 6-11, 13-11 after 83 minutes.
"I've seen a lot of squash: PSA, senior team event, everything.
But this - this was just something else," said the Poland Team
coach Marcin Kozik afterwards. "These boys flew around
the court. What they did there tonight was crazy and I
absolutely loved it!"