Denver, CO, February 10, 2016 --(PR.com
)-- Harrow Sports is thrilled to announce Professional Squash Player Karim Abdel Gawad is the 2016 UCS Swedish Open Champion. Ranked ninth in the world, Gawad was seeded second and beat Tarek Momen in the final with a 12-10, 8-11, 11-9, 3-11, 11-4 victory. Gawad’s winning this prestigious Professional Squash Association World Tour title marks the first time an Egyptian has won the Swedish Open in twelve years, and is also the biggest win of 24-year-old Gawad’s career; his first PSA M70 crown.
“I am delighted to win my first ever 70 K tournament,” said Karim. “It’s one of the happiest moments of my career so far!”
Joining the Professional Squash Association in 2008 at the age of seventeen, Karim immediately made a name for himself by winning the first PSA World Tour event that he competed in, the 2008 Goshen Cup. In 2013, he was the youngest player to crack the World top 20, and received the 2013 PSA Young Player of the Year award. In November of 2015, Gawad won the Edmonton Open, the biggest title of his career up until the Swedish Open. Most recently, Gawad won the January 2016 Men’s Harrow Greenwich Invitational. The UCS Swedish Open title is the 13th PSA World Title of Karim’s career. Karim uses Harrow Sports Vibe Squash Racquet (available here: http://bit.ly/1oluahy)
“It was a tough battle between Karim and Tarek Momen, with great squash from great players. Karim really dug deep and we at Harrow Sports could not be prouder of Karim, or more excited for his continued success,” Harrow C.E.O Mark Hayden said.
Karim joined Harrow’s ELITE Team in March of 2012. The ELITE Team is made up of top Harrow-sponsored Professional Squash Players from around the world. In the UCS Swedish Open, Harrow ELITE Team members Laurens Jan Anjema, Alan Clyne also competed, making it through to Round One.