Regardless of being solely 12-years-old, Hana Gouda booked her seat within the 2020 sports activities corridor of fame after she topped the U-15 tennis desk world rating.
The Ahly junior expertise arose to the lights this 12 months after defeating arch-rivals Zamalek’s contender 27-year-old Farah Abdel-Aziz, who was second within the African rating to say the Egyptian senior title, along with gaining 4 gold medals within the African competitors.
She was honored by the sports activities Minister Ashraf Sobhi and the Head of the Olympic Committee in Egypt Hesham Hatab for her achievements, calling her the 2020 Surprise Lady.
“It’s a nice honor to be chosen as among the best athletes in Egypt,” Gouda instructed Sky Information after the ceremony. “The awards give me nice motivation to proceed and demand on all the time excelling, and the worth of this honour particularly can’t be expressed from my over joyness,” she added.
The Worldwide Desk Tennis Federation (ITTF) praised Gouda describing her as writing new strains within the historical past of sport.
🇪🇬Hana Goda made worldwide information when she challenged Egyptian soccer icon @MoSalah! ⚽️🏓
The 1️⃣2️⃣ 12 months previous is an actual #TableTennis star of the longer term and vigorous character!
Let’s go meet her #BehindTheTable! 🤩 pic.twitter.com/dIFyFB9Fd7
— ITTF World (@ittfworld) April 19, 2020
“With a purpose to obtain my goals, I beneath go six hour coaching day by day, beneath the supervision of a international coach and others Egyptian, in addition to particular workout routines for health, there may be nice cooperation between everybody to proceed clinching titles,” stated Gouda.
“I hope to keep up my progress on this planet rankings, and to finish my profession in the very best manner. I’ve limitless ambitions so long as I play my beloved sport,” the 12-year-old champion concluded.
Gouda has been chosen within the Egyptian Nationwide group that was set to compete within the 2020 World tennis desk Championship. The event has been postponed to February 2021 and she or he hopes she will be able to accomplish her dream of competing among the many seniors, qualify to the 2024 Olympics and declare a medal.