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Pakistan’s 37-Year World Junior Squash Championship Drought Ends with Hamza Khan’s Victory

Date: July 23, 2023

KARACHI: Pakistan’s squash history witnessed a remarkable moment on Sunday as young player Hamza Khan secured a stunning victory over Egypt’s Mohamed Zakaria in the World Junior Championship held in Melbourne.

In a thrilling finale, Hamza Khan emerged victorious with a 3-1 scoreline, showcasing his exceptional skills and determination. The nail-biting match saw scores of 10-12, 14-12, 11-3, and 11-6 in favor of the Pakistani player.

This victory marks a historic milestone for Pakistan, as it ends the country’s 37-year drought in the World Junior Squash Championship. The last time a Pakistani player lifted this prestigious trophy was in 1986 when Jansher Khan achieved the feat.

The final between Hamza Khan and Mohamed Zakaria captivated spectators with its intense back-and-forth action, particularly in the first two games that led to tiebreakers. However, Hamza’s resilience and skillful play secured him the crucial victory in the latter two games, ultimately clinching the title.

In the semi-finals, Hamza Khan displayed exceptional talent and determination against French player Melvil Scianimanico. Despite facing a tough challenge, Hamza emerged victorious in the decider, securing his place in the World Junior Squash Championship final.

The young squash prodigy’s outstanding performance has undoubtedly brought pride and joy to the nation, and his victory is being celebrated across the country.

Disclaimer: The following news is based on the information provided by news sources and may be subject to updates or changes.

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