Gohar and Farag head unchanged top twenties
Egypt’s Nouran Gohar has stayed at World No.1 for a fifth successive month in the PSA Women’s World Rankings for August.
Gohar leads an unchanged top 20, with Nour El Sherbini, Hania El Hammamy, Amanda Sobhy and Joelle King completing the top five.
England’s Sarah-Jane Perry stays at #6 ahead of Rowan Elaraby, Georgina Kennedy, Salma Hany and Olivia Fiechter.
South Korea’s Mingyeong Heo is the biggest mover on the women’s tour, rising 169 spots to #250 in the world after reaching the final of the City of Greater Bendigo International in July. The 26-year-old also reached the quarter-finals of the City of Greater Shepparton International and the last 16 of the Victoria Open.
Hong Kong’s Lam Po Ying was the second biggest mover on the women’s tour, rising 134 places to #248 after reaching the last four of the Bendigo International.
In the men’s rankings Eypt’s Ali Farag heads up an unchanged top 20.
Farag, the 30-year-old from Cairo, makes it three successive months at World No.1, while Paul Coll , Mostafa Asal, Diego Elias and Mohamed ElShorbagy complete the top five.
They are joined in the top 10 by Tarek Momen, Joel Makin, Mazen Hesham, Marwan ElShorbagy and Fares Dessouky.
Hong Kong’s Andes Ling is the biggest mover in the men’s rankings. The 24-year-old moved up 189 ranking spots to #.354 after reaching the semi-finals of both the City of Greater Bendigo International and the City of Greater Shepparton International last month, as well as the last 16 of the Victoria Open.
Mexico’s Sebastian Salazar also enjoyed a big rise in the rankings, moving up 143 places to #643 after reaching the final of the Pedro Luna / Jack Wadhwa event on the WSF & PSA Satellite Tour.