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Monday, 9 July 2018

Why Egypt is so good at Squash, according to its star players

Why Egypt is so good at Squash, according to its star players: With ten out of the world’s top 20 squash players being Egyptians, BBC’S Isaac Fanin attempts to answer why is Egypt so good at the game by asking some of the the country’s highest ranked players, including former World No. 2 Ahmed Barada, World No. 3 Ali Farag, and Nour Al Tayeb. The champions cite government support back in the Mubarak-era and a competitive sports environment as young athletes, as reasons. But perhaps their most important reason for Egypt’s success for the game was having an older generation of seasoned players who broke ground for Egyptian squash players on the international circuit (watch; runtime: 7:44)

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