Sport Brief

29th Jun 2018



ACC Women’s Twenty20 Asia Cup; Malaysia, (June 3-10)


Bangladesh stunned the cricket world by defeating India by three wickets to win the ACC Women’s Twenty20 Asia Cup in a fairytale finish in a last-ball thriller in Malaysia.


By doing so, they have broken India’s stranglehold on the Asia Cup as they had won each of the previous six tournaments.


The women earned their place in the cricketing folklore by bringing Bangladesh’s first international trophy 21 years after the men dramatically won the ICC Trophy in Malaysia.




Results: African Fencing Championships: El Menzah Sports Palace Tunis, Tunisia (June 5-9)


MEN’S:  Épée: Gold-Houssam Elkord (MAR); Silver-Ahmad Elsokkary (EGY); Bronze-Ahmed Elsayed (EGY) & Alexendre Bouzaid (SEN). Foil: Gold-Alaaeldin Abouelkassem (EGY); Silver-Mohamed Ferjani (TUN); Bronze-Victor Sintès (ALG) & Mohamed Essam (EGY). Sabre: Gold-Fares Ferjani (TUN); Silver-Mohamed Amer (EGY); Bronze-Hichem Smandi (TUN) & Mohab Samer (EGY). Team Épée: Gold-Egypt; Silver-Senegal; Bronze-Algeria. Team Foil: Gold-Egypt; Silver-Tunisia; Bronze-Algeria. Team Sabre: Gold-Egypt; Silver-Tunisia; Bronze-Algeria.


WOMEN’S: Épée: Gold-Aya Medany (EGY) Silver-Nardin Ehab (EGY) Bronze-Gbahi Gwladys Sakoa (CIV) & Inès Boubakri (TUN). Foil: Gold-Inès Boubakri (TUN) Silver-Yara Elsharkawy (EGY) Bronze-Noha Hany (ALG) & Noura Mohamed (EGY). Sabre: Gold-Azza Besbes (TUN) Silver-Nada Hafez (EGY) Bronze-Abik Boungab (ALG) & Lina Mohamed (EGY). Team Épée: Gold-Egypt, Silver-Tunisia Bronze-Algeria. Team Foil: Gold-Tunisia, Silver-Egypt Bronze-Algeria. Team Sabre: Gold-Tunisia, Silver-Egypt Bronze-Algeria.




PSA World Series Finals 2018, Dubai, UAE, (June 5-9)


Egyptians Mohamed El Shorbagy and Nour El Sherbini – the respective men’s and women’s World No.1s – triumphed on a thrilling final day of action at the 2017/18 ATCO PSA Dubai World Series Finals to claim the prestigious season-ending titles inside the Emirates Golf Club.


Overcoming compatriots Ali Farag and Raneem El Welily – the respective men’s and women’s world number two’s El Shorbagy and El Sherbini etched their names onto the trophies to bring the curtain down on what has been one of the most competitive and thrilling seasons with El Shorbagy successfully defending the title title he won twelve months ago and El Sherbini claiming the coveted crown for the first time in her career.


It was Farag who started stronger against El Shorbagy in the men’s final to take the opening game as he looked to exploit the tired legs of El Shorbagy – with the 27-year-old from Alexandria having reached 12 finals from 14 events played during the campaign.

But El Shorbagy showed tremendous fighting spirit to level the match before prevailing in a physically punishing third game to set up the platform for victory – which sees him end the season as World No 1, World Champion and World Series Finals champion.




MEN’S CHAMPION: Mohamed El Shorbagy (EGY). Runner-up: Ali Farag (EGY),

Semi-finalists: Simon Rösner (GER) & Nick Matthew (ENG)


WOMEN’S CHAMPION:  Nour El Sherbini (EGY), Runner-up: Raneem El Weleily (EGY), Semi-finalists: Camille Serme (FRA) & Nour El Tayeb (EGY).





2018 European U23 Championships: Istanbul, Turkey (June 4–10)


Muslim Medalist Table


MEN’S FREESTYLE: 57 kg: Gold-Ibragim Ilyasov (RUS), Silver-Afgan Khashalov (AZE). 61 kg: Gold-Magomedrasul Idrisov (RUS), Bronze-Ertuğrul Kahveci (TUR). 65 kg: Silver-Anvarbek Dalgatov(AZE), Bronze-Ilman Mukhtarov (FRA). 70 kg: Silver-Enes Uslu (TUR). 74 kg: Gold-Zaurbek Sidakov (RUS). 79 kg: Gold-Radik Valiev (RUS), Bronze Murad Süleymanov (AZE). 86 kg: Gold-Arsen-Ali Musalaliev (RUS), Silver-Arif Özen (TUR). 92 kg: Gold-Shamil Zubairov (AZE), Bronze-Semih Yazıcı (TUR) & Batyrbek Tcakulov (RUS). 97 kg: Silver-Rasul Magomedov (RUS). 125 kg: Silver-Khasan Khubaev (RUS), Bronze-Hüseyin Civelek (TUR).


MEN’S GRECO-ROMAN: 55 kg: Silver-Ekrem Öztürk (TUR). 60 kg: Gold- Kerem Kamal (TUR), Bronze-Murad Mammadov (AZE). 72 kg: Silver-Cengiz Arslan (TUR), Bronze-Narek Oganian (RUS). 77 kg: Gold-Rajbek Bisultanov (DEN), Siler-Ismail Saidkhasanov (RUS), Bronze-Fatih Cengiz (TUR). 82 kg: Bronze- Burhan Akbudak (TUR) & Eltun Vazirzade (AZE). 87 kg: Gold-Islam Abbasov (AZE), Bronze- Gazi Khalilov (RUS). 97 kg: Bronze-Süleyman Erbay (TUR). 130 kg: Siler-Osman Yıldırım (TUR).


WOMEN’S FREESTYLE: 50 kg: Silver-Evin Demirhan (TUR). 53 kg: Gold-Zeynep Yetgil (TUR). 55 kg: Bronze-Elif Yanık (TUR). 65 kg: Bronze-Aslı Tuğcu (TUR). 68 kg: Gold-Buse Tosun (TUR), Silver-Khanum Velieva (RUS).

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