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Elias & Gohar Top Latest World Junior Rankings

8 Nov 2014

Diego Elias and Nouran Gohar - from Peru and Egypt, respectively, and both aged 17 - head the latest WSF World Junior Rankings, published this month by the World Squash Federation.

Elias, from Lima, made history in August by winning the 2014 WSF Men's World Junior Individual Championship in Namibia without dropping a game - thereby becoming Peru's first ever world squash champion.

Pakistan's Tayyab Aslam is in second place in the men's list after winning the Asian Junior Championship, with Hong Kong's Tsun Hei Yuen, the 2014 Hong Kong Junior Open and Dutch Junior Open champion, at No3.

Gohar tops the women's list after success not only in major junior events but also in senior National Opens - criteria which now contribute towards the WSF World Junior Rankings.

The Cairo-based teenager was runner-up in the 2014 WSF Women's World Junior Individual Championship - but also competed in the main draws of the US Open, China Open, Hong Kong Open and Malaysian Open on the WSA World Tour.

Fellow Egyptian Habiba Mohamed, aged just 15, takes up second place in the new list after winning the WSF World Junior Individual title in Namibia.

In an all-Egyptian top three, 18-year-old Salma Hany Ibrahim moves up to third place, boosted by reaching the semi-finals of the China Open.

The WSF World Junior Rankings - based on the under-19 age grouping - are issued quarterly, based on results achieved in national junior and senior opens, regional championships and WSF World Junior Individual Championships.

Men's top 10:

1 (1) Diego Elias (Peru) 175.00
2 (2) Tayyab Aslam (Pakistan) 135.00
3 (3) Yuen Tsun Hei (Hong Kong) 92.67
4 (4) Kush Kumar (India) 81.33
5 (5) Syed Ali Bokhari (Pakistan) 66.67
6 (7) Claudio Pinto (Portugal) 63.33
7 (34) Jami Aijanen (Finland) 56.67
8 (10) Omar El Atmas (Egypt) 54.67
9 (11) Lau Tsz Kwan (Hong Kong) 51.00
10 (13) Andres Felipe Herrera (Colombia) 50.00

Women's top 10:

1 (2) Nouran Gohar (Egypt) 200.00
2 (4) Habiba Mohamed (Egypt) 126.67
3 (7) Salma Hany Ibrahim (Egypt) 120.00
4 (8) Sabrina Sobhy (USA) 81.67
5 (9) Mariam Metwally (Egypt) 79.33
6 (6) Marie Stephan (France) 63.33
7 (5) Nele Gilis (Belgium) 58.33
8 (10) Vanessa Raj (Malaysia) 55.00
9 (23) Tinne Gilis (Belgium) 51.00
10 (11) Choi Uen Shan (Hong Kong) 51.00

Full lists available at www.worldsquash.org (click on 'Athletes')