Egyptian table tennis champion Hana Gouda won the Croatia U-17 International Championship for Table Tennis.
Gouda published pictures of the celebration championship through her personal Facebook page.
She won the tournament after defeating Japanese player, Imida Manami, 1-3, and Ukrainian player Anastasia Bondir 0-3, then defeating Indian player Sialya Rajesh 0-3.
In the final, she defeated Ukrainian champion Mia Grisel 0-3.
Gouda’s participation in the Croatian championship, and earlier in the Czech championship, comes in preparation for the African Championship scheduled to be held in Tunisia in September.
The men and women’s table tennis teams are preparing to participate in the African Championships competition.
The men’s team includes Omar Asr, Khaled Asr, Ahmed Saleh, Mohamed al-Baily, Mohamed Shoman, Youssef Abdel Aziz, while the women’s team includes Gouda, Yousra Helmy, Dina Musharraf, Maryam al-Hudhaibi, Marwa al-Hudhaibi and Amira Yousry.
A young champion
Gouda, who is the Al-Ahly Club and Egyptian national team table tennis player, topped the world rankings for women under 15 years of age for the first time in January 2021, an unprecedented achievement by any Egyptian table tennis player.
She also advanced to the 12th place in the world rankings U-17, and the 21st place in the world rankings U-21.
Gouda began playing table tennis at the age of four, and recently won the Table Tennis International Championship in the U-12 and U-15 competitions in Portugal, and the bronze medal in the Intercontinental World Championship, in an unprecedented achievement in the history of table tennis in Egypt.