Karim Abdel Gawad

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Karim Abdel Gawad
Karim Abdel Gawad 2017.jpg
Nickname(s)The Baby Faced Assassin
Country Egypt
ResidenceCairo, Egypt
Born (1991-07-30) July 30, 1991 (age 27)
Alexandria, Egypt
Height1.77 m (5 ft 10 in)
Weight72 kg (159 lb)
Turned Pro2008
RetiredActive
PlaysRight Handed
Coached byHisham El Attar
Racquet usedHarrow
Men's singles
Highest rankingNo. 1 (May, 2017)
Current rankingNo. 9 (December 2018)
Title(s)13
Tour final(s)18
World OpenW (2016)
Last updated on: December 2018.

Karim Abdel Gawad, (born July 30, 1991 in Alexandria) is a professional squash player who has represented Egypt. He reached a career-high world ranking of World No. 1 in May 2017.[1][2]

In November 2016, he won the 2016 World Open Squash Championship in Cairo in Egypt against Ramy Ashour. He became the third Egyptian to win the World Championship after Amr Shabana and Ramy Ashour.

World Open final appearances[edit]

1 title & 0 runner-up[edit]

Outcome Year Location Opponent in the final Score in the final
Winner 2016 Cairo, Egypt Egypt Ramy Ashour 5-11, 11-6, 11-7, 2-1 (retired)


Major World Series final appearances[edit]

Qatar Classic: 1 finals (1 title, 0 runner-up)[edit]

Outcome Year Opponent in the final Score in the final
Winner 2016 Egypt Mohamed El Shorbagy 12-10, 13-15, 11-7


Hong Kong Open: 1 finals (0 title, 1 runner-up)[edit]

Outcome Year Opponent in the final Score in the final
Runner-up 2016 Egypt Ramy Ashour 11-9, 8-11, 11-6, 5-11, 11-6

Al-Ahram International: 1 final (1 title, 0 runner-up)[edit]

Outcome Year Opponent in the final Score in the final
Winner 2016 Egypt Ali Farag 11-4, 11-7, 11-5[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ PSA Player Profile
  2. ^ SquashInfo Player Profile
  3. ^ "PSA World Tour, Al-Ahram: Gawad and El Welily crowned champions".

External links[edit]

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Marwan El Shorbagy
PSA Young Player of the Year
2013
Succeeded by
Fares Dessouky