Nouran Gohar
Gohar is one of that core group of high quality Egyptians, and the ‘Terminator’ took over the world No.1 spot in July 2020 as she succeeded the retiring compatriot Raneem El Welily. She clinched the Hong Kong Open title in 2016, her first world series title when defeating Amanda Sobhy of the United States in the final. The 25-year-old is another immensely talented youngster fresh off the Egyptian production line of premier squash players. Gohar lifted her first world tour title at the 2013 Prague Open and her victory over compatriot Omneya Abdel Kawy in the 2014 Monte Carlo Classic final elevated her into the world’s top 20. She started 2022 in an incredible form, making the finals of all eight events she played in. She started with a victory at the Cincinnati Gaynor Cup, before following that up with wins at the Windy City Open and the CIB Black Ball Open, before finishing runner-up at the Allam British Open. ‘The Terminator’ then took the title at the J.P. Morgan Tournament of Champions in New York City, before also making the finals of the CIB PSA World Championships, El Gouna International and the CIB World Tour Finals to round out one of the strongest seasons ever seen on tour. In September, she reached the final of the 2022 CIB Egyptian Open but fell under the hands of compatriot Hania Hammamy after four games.