Nada Abul-Naga became the first Saudi woman to emerge as a squash champion; when she won the championship cup and the gold medal in the Kingdom’s Women’s Open Squash Championship
The squash championship was organized by the Saudi Squash Federation; and was in the courts of Riyadh Club from Aug. 19-21. The Kingdom’s Women’s Open Squash Championship is the first event to be organized by the squash federation this season.
Abul-Naga got the better of Al-Jawhara Al-Sudairi; who finished in second place and won the silver medal, to win the title. The third place and the bronze medal won by Atheer Al-Rayes, who had defeated Arwa Hakami to fourth place. Hakami was gift a consolation prize.
Abul-Naga started her sports journey by trying out 5 different sports since 2008 before settling for squash. She took part in basketball, volleyball, tennis, football and weightlifting before finding her passion in squash. She officially became a professional squash player in 2010 and participated in major championships.
The Saudi Squash Federation announced on its official account on Twitter a cable of congratulations to Nada for winning the gold medal in the championship. The victory further celebrated as she becomes the first Saudi woman to master squash.
Abul-Naga has entered the list of the top 100 players in the world, and also succeeded in joining the Professional Squash Association.