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Karim Abdel Gawad
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Alexandria, Egypt

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Karim Abdel Gawad Profile
Date of Birth 30th July, 1991
Height (cm) 173
Weight (kg) 72
Residence Giza, Egypt
Coach Omar Abdel Aziz, Ali Ismail
Interests Soccer
Racket Sponsor Harrow
Shoe Sponsor Victor
Clothing Sponsor Harrow
Other Sponsors ROWE Motor Oil ,, CIB, Squash revolution

Giza-born Karim Abdel Gawad has firmly established himself as one of the world’s leading players after a breakthrough start to the 2016/17 season.
He won the first PSA World Tour event that he participated in, the 2008 Goshen Cup, at the tender age of seventeen and has gone on to rise up the rankings since his maiden title.
2013 was something of a breakthrough year for Gawad. The hugely talented Egyptian produced a terrific performance at the Qatar Classic, narrowly losing to Karim Darwish in the quarter-finals and was duly awarded the 2013 PSA Player of the Year award, in addition to making into the top twenty for the first time in his career.
He followed this up by stunning number one seed Alister Walker in the final of the 2014 Pittsburgh Open, resulting in a 3-1 win for the Egyptian to capture his first PSA World Tour title since 2011 before beating Chris Simpson to win the Dubai Cup.
The Egyptian had a superb first half of 2015 as he romped to the Pittsburgh Open and Andorra Open crowns his 9th and 10th PSA World Tour titles respectively, before winning the Sharm El Sheikh International Championship on home-soil.
Gawad enjoyed a successful start to the 2015/16 campaign, rising into the world’s top 10 for the first time in his career in November 2015.
He followed that up by winning his first PSA M35 crown at the Edmonton Open later that month and, three months later, celebrated his maiden PSA M70 crown with victory over compatriot Tarek Momen in the Swedish Open.
Gawad capped of a fine season by reaching his first World Series semi-final at the prestigious British Open in March 2016.
The talented Egyptian fared even better in the early months of the 2016/17 season, however, as he reached a first World Series final in August’s Hong Kong Open - eventually going down to compatriot Ramy Ashour - before becoming the first home player to triumph at the Al Ahram Open in front of the iconic Great Pyramid of Giza since Ahmed Barada 18 years previously.
Three months later, Gawad met Ashour in the final of the 2016 PSA Men’s World Championship and, after Gawad took a 2-1 lead, Ashour sustained a hamstring injury, handing the sport’s biggest prize to Gawad as he cemented himself as one of the most exciting players to grace the sport in recent years.
Less than a fortnight after his World Championship triumph, Gawad headed to Doha for the Qatar Classic, where he claimed back-to-back PSA World Tour titles for the first time in his career after dispatching Mohamed ElShorbagy in the showpiece finale, earning him a spot inside the world’s top two in the process.
Gawad rose from eighth in the world at the start of the 2016/17 season to top the PSA Men’s World Rankings in May 2017. During the season Gawad claimed five PSA World Tour titles – including major titles at the PSA Men’s World Championship, J.P. Morgan Tournament of Champions and Qatar Classic.
Gawad became the fifth Egyptian player to ever top the PSA Men’s World Rankings after reaching the final of the 2017 El Gouna International Squash Open and despite losing the title decider to Gregory Gaultier became World No.1.


2018 Windy City Open presented by the Walter Family & EquiTrust Life Insurance Company 22 - 28 Feb World Series Event

Suburban Collection Motor City Open 2018 01 - 04 Feb M70 Event

J.P. Morgan Tournament of Champions 2018 18 - 25 Jan World Series Event

AJ Bell PSA World Championships 2017 10 - 17 Dec World Championship Event

WSF Men's World Team Championship 2017 30 Nov - 03 Dec Event

Cathay Pacific Sun Hung Kai Financial Hong Kong Open 2017 14 - 19 Nov World Series Event

Qatar Classic 2017 29 Oct - 03 Nov World Series Event

2017 U.S. Open Presented by Macquarie Investment Management 07 - 14 Oct World Series Event

Oracle Netsuite Open 2017 26 - 30 Sep M100 Event

PSA Dubai World Series Finals 2016-2017 06 - 10 Jun World Series Finals Event

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