Teenager Youssri Tops Podium

Teenager Youssri Tops Podium
Nour Ahmed Youssri of Egypt.

Nour Ahmed Youssri emerged women’s singles champion at the All Africa Individual Championships 2022 beating senior compatriot Doha Hany in an all-Egypt final.

The 18-year-old had lost all three of her previous matches to Hany, but came good on Sunday with a 21-16 21-16 result in just 29 minutes.

Nigeria’s Anuoluwapo Juwon Opeyori claimed his second men’s singles crown, edging Uganda’s Brian Kasirye in a tight second game, 21-14 23-21.

Koceila Mammeri of Algeria picked up a double for the third time. Having achieved a double in 2019 and 2021, Mammeri repeated that feat with Youcef Sabri Medel in men’s doubles and Tanina Violette Mammeri in mixed doubles.

In the mixed, the Algerians were too strong for South Africa’s Jarred Elliott/Amy Ackerman, 21-13 21-14. Koceila returned for the men’s doubles final and with Medel beat Egypt’s Adham Hatem Elgamal/Ahmed Salah in the closest match of the final session, 21-23 21-19 21-18.

Mauritius clinched the women’s doubles crown through Lorna Bodha/Kobita Dookhee, who beat Amy Ackerman/Deidre Laurens Jordaan 21-18 22-20.

Koceila Mammeri of Algeria achieved a double.


♦Men’s singles top seed Adham Hatem Elgamal fell in a 76-minute battle in the semifinals to sixth seed Brian Kasirye, 21-17 16-21 21-15.

♦While Opeyori survived two three-game matches on his way to the title, women’s singles winner Nour Ahmed Youssri did not drop a game in her five matches.

♦Mixed doubles top seeds and defending champions Elgamal/Doha Hany fell in the quarterfinals to eventual champions Mammeri/Mammeri.