File- Ramy Ashour, Photo courtesy of PSA File- Ramy Ashour, Photo courtesy of PSA

Ramy Ashour announces retirement from squash

Tue, Apr. 23, 2019
CAIRO – 23 April 2018: Egyptian Squash legend, Ramy Ashour, announced on Monday his retirement from professional squash to put an end to his career with the sport.

Ashour, 31, is considered one of the elite Squash players and he spent almost two years at World No.1.

“During my 25 years on the squash court, I won a combined eight World Championships (including senior, junior and team), and I never loved anything more than I have loved the game of squash. Squash has given me so much but also took a lot from me physically and mentally.” Ashour said

Ashour won three Men's World Open Squash Championship titles in 2008, 2012 and 2014 beside winning three gold medals for Egypt at Men's World Team Squash Championships.

Ashour added “While I look towards the next stage of my journey, I have to thank the people who have been with me every step of the way. First of all, my parents and my brother, who have always been there, have always been my biggest supporters and motivators, and who shared with me my best and worst times.”

Ashour’s career was affected by nultiple injuries that sidelined him from playing squash for a longtime.

He came second behind Pakistan’s Jahangir Khan at the “Greatest of All Time” list released by Professional Squash Association (PSA)
 
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