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Tuesday, April 04, 2006

Amr Shabana is Squash's World Number one!!!

This a big shame that its not of the top news in our newspapers. Its not even on the website of Ahly Sporting Club official website who are now sponsoring the player.

But Amr Shabana, the Egyptian squash champion is now on the top of the world ranking. He is no.1 now. He jumped 2 places, from the 3rd to the 1st in April well actually because of the former top ranked player Jonathan Power retired while being on the top which is a very wise decision. The rankings have just been released yesterday, April 3rd and haven't been published yet on the World Squash Federation website.

I was the once a fan of this game during the glory days of the now actor and singer Ahmed Barada and one of my friends is Tarek Moe'men a junior squash champion who will suffer a setback in his squash career because of enrolling in Electronics Engineering which will severly affect his intesive training program.

Check the news for your self

Shabana tops squash rankings

CARDIFF, Wales (CP) - Egypt's Amr Shabana replaced Montreal's
Jonathon Power in the No. 1 spot in the latest world rankings, released Monday
by the Pro Squash Association.
Shabana, the 26-year-old left-hander from
Cairo, is the 10th player to top the world list since the inaugural rankings
were produced more than 20 years ago.
The April ranking list is the first
since Power announced his surprise retirement shortly after returning to No. 1
in March.
Shabana won four titles in 2005, including his second world
championship in Hong Kong. He also beat Power in the Canadian Classic final in
Toronto last January and won the Tournament of Champions last month in New York.
Australia's David Palmer retained second place in the rankings. James
Willstrop of England, Thierry Lincou of France and Australia's Anthony Ricketts
round out the top five.
Toronto's Graham Ryding was the top Canadian. He
moved up one spot to No. 18.

Here is the source, a canadian website, the owners of the sun newspapers in canadian cities.

Amr Shabana is on the top of the World

and a website of him


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