Players announced for 2022 WSF Women World Team Championship
Sports Bulletin Report
CAIRO: The squad list for the 2022 WSF Women’s World Team Squash Championship has been announced, with teams from all over the globe selecting some of the world’s best players to battle it out in Madinaty Sport Club, Cairo, Egypt.
The championship, which will be played from December 10 to 16, 2022 and is set to feature 17 teams, is a biennial international tournament which sees four-player squads from each country compete in best-of-three-match clashes.
For hosts and defending champions Egypt, World No.1 Nouran Gohar leads a devastatingly strong team that boasts four of the world’s top six players. The 25-year-old, who won the 2016 and 2018 World Team Championships, is joined by three-time champion and World No.2 Nour El Sherbini, World No.3 and Women’s World Team Championship debutant Hania El Hammamy, and two-time champion and World No.6 Nour El Tayeb.
The USA, who will be hoping to improve on fifth-place finishes in 2018, 2016, and 2014, will travel with what is arguably the strongest ever US Team assembled, with World No.4 Amanda Sobhy, World No.11 Olivia Fiechter, World No.18 – and younger sister to Amanda – Sabrina Sobhy, and World No.20 Olivia Clyne selected.
England, seven-time winners and runners up in the last edition, will go in with confidence after winning the most recent European Team Championships. World No.8 Sarah-Jane Perry leads the team, with World No.9 and 2022 Commonwealth Games singles gold medallist Georgina Kennedy, World No.27 Jasmine Hutton and World No.30 Lucy Turmel completing the lineup.
Squad of participating countries:
Australia: (Donna Lobban, Jessica Turnbull, Alexandra Haydon, Sarah Cardwell)
Canada: (Hollie Naughton, Danielle Letourneau, Nicole Bunyan, Nikole Todd)
Chinese Taipei: (Yi-Hsuan Lee, Yuan Wang, Wei-Ting Huang, Yi-Chun Wu)
Egypt: (Nouran Gohar, Nour El Sherbini, Hania El Hammamy, Nour El Tayeb)
England: (Sarah-Jane Perry, Georgina Kennedy, Jasmine Hutton, Lucy Turmel)
Finland: (Emilia Soini, Emilia Korhonen, Riina Koskinen, Maarit Ekholm-Mangaonkar)
France: (Mélissa Alves, Camille Serme, Coline Aumard, Énora Villard)
Germany: (Saskia Beinhard, Sharon Sinclair, Katerina Tycova, Maya Weishar)
Hong Kong, China: (Tze Lok Ho, Sin Yuk Chan, Ka Yi Lee, Tsz Wing Tong)
Japan: (Satomi Watanabe, Akari Midorikawa, Risa Sugimoto, Erisa Sano Herring)
Malaysia: (Aifa Azman, Rachel Arnold, Chan Yiwen, Yee Xin Ying)
Scotland: (Lisa Aitken, Georgia Adderley, Alison Thomson, Katriona Allen)
South Africa: (Alexandra Fuller, Lizelle Muller, Cheyna Wood, Hayley Ward)
Switzerland: (Cindy Merlo, Nadia Pfister, Celine Walser, Ambre Allinckx)
Ukraine: (Anastasiia Kostiukova, Milena Velychko, Anastasiia Krykun, Daria Vlasenko)
USA: (Amanda Sobhy, Olivia Fiechter, Sabrina Sobhy, Olivia Clyne)
Wales (Tesni Evans, Emily Whitlock, Lowri Roberts, Stacey Gooding)