The Semi Finals of the 2022 World Junior Championship in Nancy, France saw the top seeds crumbling. First in the Women’s semi-final 5/8 seed Salma El Tayeb ousted her country mate No.1 seed Kenzy Ayman. In the second semi of Men’s draw, Pakistan’s No.1 seed Humza Khan could not perform as expected and 3/4 seed English player Finnlay moreover outsmarted him.

In the next two semi-finals, Rowan Damming had the honour of becoming the first ever Dutchman to reach a Squash World Junior Championship final and in the second all out Women’s Egyptian semi-final, Amina Orfi beat Fayrouz Abouelkheir.

2022 Men’s World Junior Championship, Final

Finnlay Withington – England Vs Rowan Damming – Netherlands

2022 Women’s World Junior Championship, Final

Salma El Tayeb – Egypt Vs Amina Orfi – Egypt

Results: 2022 WSF Men’s World Junior Championship, Semi-Finals

[¾] Finnlay Withington (ENG) bt [1] Mohammad Hamza Khan (PAK) 3-2: 11-2, 11-9, 5-11, 11-13, 11-2 (57m)

[5/8] Rowan Damming (NED) bt [9/16] Mohamed Zakaria (EGY) 3-1: 11-13, 17-15, 11-8, 11-8 (70m)

Results: 2022 WSF Women’s World Junior Championship, Semi-Finals

[5/8] Salma El Tayeb (EGY) bt [1] Kenzy Ayman (EGY) 3-1: 11-9, 7-11, 11-7, 11-6 (50m)

[2] Amina Orfi (EGY) bt [¾] Fayrouz Abouelkheir (EGY) 3-2: 9-11, 9-11, 11-9, 11-2, 12-10 (66m)