Forbes Middle East listed 3 Egyptian athletes among “Young Arab Athletes Making History”. They are Liverpool striker Mohamed Salah, and Squash world champion Nour El-Sherbini and Mohamed El-Shorbagy.
The Liverpool striker, who is often dubbed as the pride of Arabs, became the first Arab player to win the UEFA champions league, in addition to retaining his coveted Premier League top scorer title for the second year in a row. He is currently getting ready to lead his nation in this year’s African Cup of Nations.
Salah, along with Rami Malek, was listed among TIME’s 2019 most influential people this April. Malek received the award after his great performance in the move, Bohemian Rhapsody which tells the story of Freddy Mercury, lead singer in the band Queen. The other two are Squash players. Egypt has been dominating the Squash championship for a couple of years now
Alexandria young world champion Nour El Sherbini just took home her third World Squash Champion trophy a few days ago. She is also the youngest female squash player to win the Women’s World Championship.
Another professional squash player who featured on the list is Mohamed ElShorbagy. According to PSA Tour’s website, “the Alexandria-born star rose to prominence in 2007 after he became the first player in history to secure a maiden PSA World Tour title at a five star event.”
El-Shorbagy won 35 professional titles including three US Open Titles, four Hong Kong Open, two Tournament of Champions and two British open titles, throughout his prestigious journey.