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First Saudi woman enters top 100 in world squash list

Nada Abul-Naga became the first Saudi woman to emerge as a squash champion when she won the championship cup and the gold medal in the Kingdom’s Women’s Open Squash Championship

The squash championship was organized by the Saudi Squash Federation and was held in the courts of Riyadh Club from Aug. 19-21. The Kingdom’s Women’s Open Squash Championship is the first event to be organized by the squash federation this season.

Abul-Naga got the better of Al-Jawhara Al-Sudairi, who finished in second place and won the silver medal, to win the title. The third place and the bronze medal was won by Atheer Al-Rayes, who had defeated Arwa Hakami to fourth place. Hakami was gift a consolation prize.

Abul-Naga started her sports journey by trying out 5 different sports since 2008 before settling for squash. She took part in basketball, volleyball, tennis, football and weightlifting before finding her passion in squash. She officially became a professional squash player in 2010 and participated in major championships.

The Saudi Squash Federation announced on its official account on Twitter a cable of congratulations to Nada for winning the gold medal in the championship. The victory was further celebrated as she is registered as the first Saudi woman to master squash.

Abul-Naga has entered the list of the top 100 players in the world, and also succeeded in joining the Professional Squash Association (PSA).


Saudi Gazette

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