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January                                                     



- Egypt won six titles in the British Junior Open Squash 2017. Four of the Egyptian wins came in all-Egypt matches, as Salma El Tayeb, Nour Abelmakrim, Hana Moataz - who beat home hopeful Elise Lazarus in straight games - and Hania El Hammamy - who completed a clean sweep of all four titles - dominated the Girls’ events. In the Boys’ top seeds Yahia El Nawasany and Marwan Tarek took the U15 and U17 titles - a second for Tarek.


- Egypt’s Karim Abdel Gawad won J.P. Morgan Squash Tournament of Champions 2017 title. Abdel Gawad did not permit another French victory. Abdel Gawad snatched the championship’s title by winning the fourth game by 11-7, ending the match 3-1 in his favour.

- The Egyptian national basketball team won the Arab Nations Basketball Championship. The team won the title after its victory over the Moroccan national team in the final, which was held in Cairo.

- Egypt won 6 cups out of 8 in the British open squash championship

February


- Egypt won two bronze medals in International Rhythmic Gymnastics Championship at the Alina Cup Grand Prix 2017 in Moscow, Russia.

- Egypt acquired first place in 2017 Egypt Open International Taekwondo Championship.


- Egypt's Mohamed Hamza won a bronze medal at the U20 Fencing World Cup in Italy. Hamza defeated Romanian Silvio Rosso 15/6 in the round of 64. He won Spain’s Roger Garcia Alzorriz in the round of 32 15/6. In the round of 16, he defeated Argentina’s Augusto Antonio Servello 15/8. The Egyptian champion continued his victorious streak at the quarterfinals, defeating his Russian rival, Gregory Siminiok, 15/12. At the semifinals, he lost to Russia's Kirill Borodachev by only one point: 15/14.

- Mahmoud Fawzi won the silver medal and Mustafa Al-Nimr won the bronze medal for the David Charles International Championship in America for the Roman wrestling.

- At a game held in Abu Dhabi, Zamalek Sporting Club beats Al-Ahly 3-1 at the final game’s penalty rounds, winning their third Egyptian Super Cup title. 


-  Egypt won five gold, silver and three bronze medals at the African Junior Tennis U-18 Championship in Tunisia.

March

-  Al Ahly club won Egypt's Volleyball Cup for Women for the 30th time.


- The first men's volleyball team at Al-Ahly Club won the 36th African Clubs Championship, which was held in Tunisia.


- EGYPT won two medals in the Special Olympics World Winter Games, 15-25 March, held in Austria. Mohamed Abdou won Egypt’s gold medal and Alaa Abdel-Aziz won a bronze medal, both in the snowshoeing 100-metre race, which took place in the city of Schladming.

- Egypt's Hockey team won the gold medal of Special Olympics World Winter Games.

- Rannem El-Walily won the Windy City Open Squash Championship.


April

- The Egyptian team won the men's first place and the gold medal in the 50-meter rifle competition in the African Shooting Championship

- Egyptian player Zahra Shaaban won the first place and the gold medal, while Mirna Haitham came in third place, winning the bronze medal in the 50 women's 20x3 individual rifle competition at the African Shooting Championship.

- Egyptian trio Hisham Rashed, Mahmoud Taha and Ahmed Shaaban won the first 25 meters high speed pistol. Rashid was awarded the gold medal with 561 points. Taha came in second with 558 points. Shaaban finished third with bronze with 550 points at the African Shooting Championship.

- Al Ahly club won the Egyptian Handball League.

African Free Wrestling Championship

- Ibrahim Mahmoud won the bronze medal at the African Free Wrestling Championship in the weight -57 kg competition.

- Amr Reda won the bronze medal at the African Free Wrestling Championship in the weight -70kg competition.

- Ahmed Hassan Boucha won the silver medal for the African Free Wrestling Championship in the weight- 61kg competition.

- Sami Hamdy won the gold medal at the African Free Wrestling Championship in the weight-74kg competition, after beating the Tunisian player.

- Diaa El Din Kameel won the gold medal for the African Free Wrestling Championship in the weight-125kg competitions.

- Mahmoud Said won the gold medal of the African Free Wrestling Championship for adults in the weight competitions -86 kg.

African Championship Greco-Roman wrestling

- Mahmoud Fawzy won the silver medal at the African Championship Greco-Roman wrestling in the weight- 80kg competitions.

- Mohamed Mostafa won the gold medal at the African Championship Greco-Roman wrestling in the weight- 85kg competitions.

- Abdel Latif Maniea won the gold medal at the African Championship Greco-Roman wrestling in the weight- 130kg competitions.

- Ahmed Osman won the gold medal at the African Championship Greco-Roman wrestling in the weight- 98kg competitions.

- Mohamed Ibrahim Kisho won the silver medal at the African Championship Greco-Roman wrestling in the weight- 75kg competitions.

- Abu Halima Mohamed won the gold medal at the African Championship Greco-Roman wrestling in the weight- 66kg competitions.

- Ibrahim El Wensh won the gold medal at the African Championship Greco-Roman wrestling in the weight- 71kg competitions.

- Hassan Hassan Ahmed won the gold medal at the African Championship Greco-Roman wrestling in the weight- 98kg competitions.

- Mohamed Ibrahim Kisho won the gold medal at the African Championship Greco-Roman wrestling in the weight- 74kg competitions.

- Ahmed Gaber won the gold medal at the African Championship Greco-Roman wrestling in the weight- 84kg competitions.

- Amr Reda won the gold medal at the African Championship Greco-Roman wrestling in the weight- 66kg competitions.

- Ahmed Hassan won the gold medal at the African Championship Greco-Roman wrestling in the weight- 60kg competitions.

- Mahmoud Saeed won the gold medal at the African Championship Greco-Roman wrestling in the weight- 84kg competitions.

- Ahmed Mahmoud El Sayed won the gold medal of the African Junior Wrestling Championship of 100 kg and also won the silver medal in the Roman wrestling competition.

- Nada Madani won the gold medal of the African Youth Wrestling Championship at a weight of 44 kg.

- Karim Abdel-Gawad won the Houston Open Squash Championship in USA.

- Hadia Hosny won the silver medal at the African Badminton Championship for women's individual competitions.

- Ahly Club women's team won the Egyptian Volleyball League Championships for the 34th time.

- Ahly Club women team won Handball Super League.

- Al Ahly Club Handball Team won the African Club Championship Winners' Cup for the second time in its history.

- The first men's handball team at Al-Ahly Club won the Handball African Super Cup.

- Egyptian duo Youssef Ehab and Mohamed Waleed won their gold medal at the African Junior Table Tennis Championship under 15 years.

- Marwa Al-Hodaimi won the silver medal of the African qualifiers for the Table Tennis Championship and has been qualified for the 2018 Youth Olympics in Argentina.

- Youssef Abdul Aziz won the gold medal at the African Table Tennis Championship and qualified for the 2018 Youth Olympics in Argentina.

- Egypt won the gold medal of the African Badminton Championship.


- Al Shams Club won the silver medal at the African Volleyball Championship.

Karate World Championship 

- Egypt won first place in the Rabat round of the World Karate Championships.


- Ahmed Al-Asfar won the gold medal at the Karate World Championship in the weight of +84 kg.


- Aya Shabaan won the gold medal at the Karate World Championship in the weight of -88kg.

- Malek Salama won the gold medal at the Karate World Championship in the weight of -60kg.


- Ali Elsawi won the gold medal at the Karate World Championship in the weight of -67kg.


- Radwa Sayed won the gold medal at the Karate World Championship in the weight of -50kg.


- Mohamed El Katby won the Bronze medal at the Karate World Championship in the weight of -84kg.

- Al Ahly Club won the African Super Handball Championship.

-  Nour El Sherbini, the youngest ever women’s squash world champion, successfully defends her title after winning the Women’s World Championship held in Gouna. El Sherbini had won the world champion title as a junior in 2009 and then again in 2016.

- Karim Mohammed Mamoun won the Future Sharm El Sheikh Tennis title.

- Ahmed Osama won the gold medal of the European Youth Pentathlon Championship.

- Omar Al Shaimi won the Bronze medal at the Arab Bowling Cup.

May

- Egypt won 18 medals (6 gold – 5 Silver – 7 Bronze) at the Islamic Solidarity Games.

- Egypt won 16 medals (8 gold – 5 Silver – 3 Bronze) in the Mediterranean & African Championship for bodybuilding.

- Egypt won the World Weightlifting Cup in Hungary with 7 gold and one silver medals.

African Judo Championship

- Moaz Mustafa won the gold medal at the African Judo Championship in the weight of +100 kg.

- Mohamed Naser won the silver medal at the African Judo Championship in the weight of -90kg.

- Ahmed El Kamash won the bronze medal at the African Judo Championship in the weight of -100kg.

- Abdallah Osman won the gold medal at the African Judo Championship in the weight of -81kg.

- Basel El Deeb won the silver medal at the African Judo Championship in the weight of -66kg.

- Omar Mahmoud won the gold medal at the African Judo Championship in the weight of -73kg.

- Ahmed Khaled won the bronze medal at the African Judo Championship in the weight of -73kg.

- Abdel-Rahman Abdel-Ghany won the gold medal at the African Judo Championship in the weight of -66kg.

- Mahmoud Hassan won the gold medal at the African Judo Championship in the weight of -60kg.

- Abdallah Esmat won the silver medal at the African Judo Championship in the weight of -55kg.

- Salma El Shazly won the bronze medal at the African Judo Championship in the weight of +78kg.

- Sandy Amir won the silver medal at the African Judo Championship in the weight of -44kg.

- Shrouk El-Sayed won the silver medal at the African Judo Championship in the weight of -48kg.

- Asmaa Abdel Moneim won the bronze medal at the African Judo Championship in the weight -52kg and Shaimaa Abdel Moneim won the bronze medal in the weight -57kg.

African Judo Championship for juniors

- Mohamed El-Shahat won the silver medal for +90kg.

- Zeyad Ayman won the silver medal for -81kg.

- Fares Sobhy won the gold medal for -81kg.

- Salma Mostafa won the bronze medal for -70kg.

- Esraa Hafez won the silver medal for -52kg.

- Youssef Abdel Maaboud won the silver medal for -73kg.

- Youssef Hassanein won the gold medal for -66kg.

- Gaser Mostafa won the silver medal for -60kg.

- Ahmed Ashraf won the gold medal for -50kg.

- Afnan Mohamed won the bronze medal for -63kg.

- Ahmed Ayman won the bronze medal for -90kg.

- Mostafa Tawfik won the bronze medal for -55kg.

- Alaa Badr won the silver medal for -40kg.

Paralympics Games of weightlifting in Hungary

- Rehab Wafa won the gold medal for for -73kg.

- Metwaly Matehana won the gold medal for -88kg.

- Mohamed Sobhy won the gold medal for -80kg.

- Gehan Abdel Aziz won the gold medal for -67kg.

- Taha Adel won the gold medal for -54kg.

- Al Ahly Club Handball team won Egypt’s Handball Cup for the fifth time in a row.

June

- Al Ahly Club women’s table tennis team won The African Table Tennis Championship for clubs.

- Egypt has won a total of 18 medals, ranking first, at the 2017 African Fencing Championship held in the Cairo International Stadium on 8 June till 12 June.


- Six out of these 18 medals were gold. Alaa El-Din Aboul Kasem, winner of the men individual foil competition’s silver at the 2012 London Summer Olympics, won gold at the men individual foil competition. Also, his compatriot Ayman Mohamed Fayez won the men individual épée competition.

- Moving to the team competitions, the Egyptian team which included Aboul Kasem, Mohamed Essam, Mohamed Hassan and Youssef Sanaa, won the men team foil competition. Also their compatriots Ahmed El-Saghir, Ayman Mohamed Fayez, Sherif Fayez, and Mahmoud Mohsen won the men team épée competition.


- Egypt’s Ahmed El-Gendy has won silver medal at the Czech Tetrathlon Open U19 held in admirable city of Prague, from 10 June till 11 June 2017.

El-Gendy, playing for the Shooting club and one of the Egyptian modern pentathlon national team, won the men competition’s silver medal scoring a total of 1125 points .

The difference between the number of points acquired by El-Gendy and the ones accumulated by the winner of the gold medal was only one point.



- Egypt’s Mohamed El-Shorbagy has won the PSA Dubai World Series Squash Finals beating England’s James Willstrop by 3-0 (12-10/11-9/11-8), in the final match which lasted for 57 minutes. This is the fifth time for Egypt to win this championship, as Ramy Ashour and Amr Shabana, both won twice previously.


- The International Squash of Madeira Island Open 2017 concluded its events on June 4 where Egyptian Youssef Soliman won the final match, against England’s Joshua Masters, by a score of 3-1 (11-5/8-11/11-6/11-2).

- Mohamed Salah leaves AS Roma to join Liverpool FC.

July


- Egyptian swimmer Farida Osman won the bronze medal in the women’s 50m butterfly final in Budapest, achieving a 25.39s, and becoming the first Egyptian to score a medal of any color in the championship. Osman broke the African record for the third time in this event, topping her previous number at the semi-final by 0.25s.


- Egypt welcomed 16 basketball teams with lights, music, and waving flags. For the first time in history, the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) is holding its U19 Basketball World Cup Tournament in Africa, with Egypt as the main stage.


- July 2017 is coming to an end with a great victory for the Egyptian squash team after Rowan El-Araby, Hania El-Hammamy, Zeina Mickawy, and Amina Yousry have won the World Junior Squash Championships in New Zealand. 

This is the sixth consecutive time and the eighth time for Egypt to win the girl’s team tournament as it did before in 1999, 2003, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2013 and 2015.

Moving to the individual tournaments, Egyptians El-Araby and Marwan Tarek won the girls’ and the boys’ competitions, respectively.

The victory was guaranteed for Egypt as the girls’ individual final included El-Araby and her compatriot El-Hammamy. In a match that lasted for 36 minutes, El-Araby won by a score of 3-0 (11-7/11-9/11-8).

- Egypt’s deaf and mute football team won the bronze medal at the 2017 tournament held in Italy.

UIPM Junior World Championship

- Haidy Adel and Ahmed El-Gendy – Mixed – Bronze medal

- Osama El-Gendy and Mohanad Tarek won the gold medal

- Salma Ayman and Mariam Amer won silver medal

-Ahmed El-Gendy won silver medal

-Haidy Adel won bronze medal

- Egypt has completed a clean sweep of the World Junior Individual Championship titles for the first time since 2013 after Marwan Tarek and Rowan Elaraby claimed the Men’s and Women’s titles, respectively in Tauranga, New Zealand.

World Para Athletics Championship

- Ibrahim Abdel Wares won bronze medal

- El-Sayed Saber Abdul Moneim won silver medal

- Ibrahim Badr won bronze medal

- Yasser Abdel Aziz won bronze medal


- Egypt has won the 6th African Wushu Kung Fu Championship and ranked first in Wushu Sanda and Taolu – martial art styles, at the African championship held in Benin on 19 July to 24 July.


- Egypt has achieved three medals, two silvers, and one bronze, at the 2017 World Games held on July 21 till 30, 2017 in the city of Wroclaw, Poland.

At the men’s competition for billiards sport, Egypt’s Sameh Sidhom won bronze.

Egypt triumphed with two silver medals at the sumo competitions – the Japanese form of heavy weight wrestling – thanks to Ramy Helal and Misbah Hossam. Helal earned the second place at the heavyweight men’s competition, while Hossam ended the second at the middleweight men’s competition.

Egypt’s delegation to Wroclaw included players Hala El Gibily who competed at the archery in addition to Ahmed Shawky, Omar Abdel Rahman, and Sara Sayed at the Karate. Fathy Aboul Rokb at the sumo lightweight. The beach handball men’s team consisted of Mohamed Serag El-Din, Mohamed Shaban, Akmal Shaban, Eslam Ahmed, Abdel Rahman Mohamed, Hany Salem, Mohamed Tarek, Seif El Din El Said, Essam Aly, and Mohamed Wagih.

- Egyptian defender Ahmed Hegazy joins the English team West Bromwich Albion. Hegazy has played with local Ismaily and Ahly clubs as well as Fiorentina Club.

August

- Egypt won 6 medals (gold medal, silver medal and four bronze medals) at the 3rd World Junior Taekwondo Championships in Sharm El Sheikh.


Egypt’s women team won the bronze medal at The UIPM Modern Pentathlon World Championships for juniors in the city of Székesfehérvár, Hungary.

Egyptian athletes Sondos Abou Bakr, Salma Abdel Maksoud, and Mariam Amer marked victory after collecting 3749 points, according to UIPM official results.

- Egypt wins silver medals at the World Modern Pentathlon Championships in Cairo.

- Hassan Mohammed wins the bronze medal for the World Roman wrestling Championship for youth.

September

-  Egypt's national women's handball team won the African Championship title for the second time in a row.

- Egypt’s national men’s volleyball team (sitting) won African Championship.

- Saif Issa won the silver medal at the Taekwondo Grand Prix in Rabat.

- Egypt women’s handball team won the silver medal at the African championship.


- Noor Al Tayeb wins the Hong Kong International Squash Open for Women and Omar Massaad in the Men's Championship.


- In yet another all-Egyptian final, Egypt’s Nour El Sherbini and Ramy Ashour claimed the winning prize at the 2017 J.P. Morgan China Open.

El Sherbini, the women’s world number 1, and Ashour, former men’s world number 1, claimed the top honour after defeating fellow Egyptians Nouran Gohar and Ali Farag respectively.

Egyptian Players Nouran Gohar and Mohamed Abouelghar concluded the Macau Squash Open 2017 events, held on 24 September in China, with a double win.
October


- Egypt's first football team officially qualified for the 2018 World Cup in Russia for the third time in its history.


Egypt’s Mohamed El-Shorbagy sealed the 2017 Channel VAS Squash Championships held at St George’s Hill, Surrey in England from October 18 to October 22, 2017.


- Players of the Egypt Karate team won 15 medals (5 gold, 3 silver, 7 bronze) to occupy the second place in the general ranking of the World Karate Championships, for youth under 21 and juniors, n the Spanish city of Santa Cruz de Tenerife.


- Squash player Nour El Sherbini kept the title of Carol Weymuller Open in America for the third year in a row.


- Ali Faraj and Nour Al Tayeb won the titles of American open squash championship for men and women Men and Women.

Al-Tayeb and Farag became the first married couple to reach the finals of PSA world series events and win on the same day.


- Mohammed Al Shorbagi won the Netsuite Open Squash Championships in America.



Egypt’s Zamalek Sports Club (SC) wins the African Handball Champions League in the coastal city of Hammamet, Tunisia.


Egypt’s Mohamed el-Sherbini won the 2017 Cleveland Skating Club Squash Open and secured his fifth PSA title after a thrilling match between el-Sherbini and Canada’s Shawn Delierre on October 28.


Egypt’s Ramadan Darwish won a gold medal, under 100 kg, at the 2017 Tashkent Grand Prix in Uzbekistan after defeating Russian Ilyasova in the final of the tournament by 1-0.

November


- Egyptian squash stars Mohamed Elshorbagy and Nour El-Sherbini have claimed the men and women titles at the 2017 Hong Kong Open after beating their countrymen Ali Farag and Raneem El-Welily respectively in the tournament's finals.


- Egyptian swimmer Farida Osman won Best Female Athlete from Africa 2017 at the Association of National Olympic Committees (ANOC) Awards, in Prague, Czech Republic.


- Egypt celebrates two champions winning two silver medals at the 13th Tournoi International de Paris – French Open World Taekwondo – celebrated in Paris, on 17 November till 19 November.

- The 24-year-old Taekwondo champion Hedaya Malak snatched the silver medal at the – 67 kg competition. Also, the 17-year-old Mohamed Farag obtained the medal at the – 58 kg competition granting Egypt another silver medal.


- Egypt's Mohamed ElShorbagy won the Qatar Classic – PSA World Series tournament – for the third time in his career courtesy of a 3-1 win over compatriot and surprise 2017 finalist Tarek Momen inside Doha's Khalifa International Tennis and Squash Complex.

Competing in his sixth straight Qatar final the 26-year-old from Alexandria showed his championship calibre throughout the event as he swept past World No.8 Fares Dessouky, World No.4 Ali Farag and World No.1 Gregory Gaultier to reach the title-decider – where his big game experience was too much for debutant finalist Momen, the World No.7.

December


- Egyptian weightlifter Sara Samir clinched the gold medal in the International World Federation (IWF) championships in Anaheim, California. The 2016 Olympic bronze medalist lifted 136kg in the clean and jerk, failing in the three snatch attempts. Samir is the first female in the country's history to win an Olympic medal after winning bronze at the Rio de Janeiro Games. 


- Egyptian weightlifter Mohamed Ihab gave the country its first gold medal at the World Championship in 66 years, winning three golds in Anaheim, the United States. Ihab emerged the winner in the snatch, clean and jerk and the total results in the men’s 77kg category to make history for Egypt.


- Egyptian squash player Karim Abdel Gawad won the World Squash Championships after defeating his English opponent in the final round of the tournament that took place in France.


England’s city of Manchester celebrated the AJ Bell PSA World Squash Championships 2017 which took place from 10 December to 17 December and named Raneem el-Welily and Mohamed el-Shorbagy champions of the competition.

It was an all Egyptian women’s final which took place between Nour El-Sherbini, ranked the first internationally, and Raneem el-Welily who is ranked the second.

El-Welily won by a score of 3-1 (3-11/12-10/11-7/11-5).

Moving to the 2017 men’s final, it was also an all Egyptian men’s final which took place between Mohamed el-Shorbagy ranked the second internationally, and his brother Marwan el-Shorbagy ranked the fifth.

Mohamed won the final by 3-2 (11-5/9-11/11-7/9-11/11-6).


The 2017 Women’s Volleyball Championship for Arab Clubs has celebrated Egypt the winner of the competitions which concluded its events on 22 December 2017 at the Cairo International Stadium.

Five clubs from four Arab countries competed: Egypt’s Al-Ahly, Egypt’s Alexandria Sporting Club (ASC), Tunisia’s Club Sportif Sfaxien (CSS), Algeria’s GS Pétroliers (GSP), and Sudan’s Youth 20 Press.

According to the points acquired by each team, Al-Ahly sealed the championship and the runner-up was Tunisia’s CSS. In the third place came Algeria’s GSP while the fourth place went for Egypt’s ASC.

Egypt won a total of 10 medals at the African Chess Championship for youth and juniors securing three gold, three silver and four bronze medals in the competitions which took place from 2 December until 10 December in Egypt.


Egyptian squash players Zeina Mickawy and Rowan El-Araby competed at the 22 Monte Carlo Squash Classic 2017 in Monaco which took place from 5 to 8 December.

El-Araby exited the tournament after losing to Australian Donna Urquhart I the semifinal by a score of 3-1 (11-8/9-11/11-4/11-7).

It was a battle between Egyptian and Australian players; Mickawy defeated Australia’s Rachel Grinham by 3-2 (5-11/10-12/11-3/11-7/11-4), in the other semifinal match.

The champion of the tournament was Urquhart and the runner-up was Mickawy as the result of the final was 3-2 (7-11/11-4/10-12/11-2/11-9).


After Egyptian champions Rehab Ahmed and Sherif Osman won gold at the Mexico City 2017 World Para Powerlifting Championships, Egyptian athlete Randa Tag el-Din won the women + 86 kg competition securing the third gold medal to Egypt. Tag el-Din achieved the gold medal after a 138-kg-lift.


Shortly after Egypt’s Sherif Osman won gold at the Mexico City 2017 World Para Powerlifting Championships, Egyptian athlete Rehab Ahmed secured another gold at the same event.

The champion won the women’s competitions for the category 50 kg after lifting the amount of 113 kg. The silver medalist was Vietnamese Thi Linh Phuong who lifted 107 kg. Turkish Besra Duman lifted 106 kg and won the bronze medal.


Egyptian Sherif Osman secured a gold medal at the Mexico City 2017 World Para Powerlifting Championships after lifting 205 kilos.


Egypt won the 2017 WSF Squash World Team Championships that took place in Marseille, France from 27 November till 3 December leaving England as the runner-up.

Ramy Ashour, Karim Abdel Gawad, Marwan El-Shorbagy, and Aly Farag presented the Egyptian team at the Men’s World Team Championship.

- Mohamed Salah won BBC’s African Footballer of the Year Award. Salah received the award from his manager, Jurgen Klopp.

Sources:
- Al-Ahram Weekly
- Ahram Online
- Egyptian Streets
- Al Bawaba
- PSA Official Website
- Egypt Today


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