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Media: The Star


Section: Sport

CIMB Foundation sponsored squash player Ng Eain Yow staged a brilliant fightback from two sets down to conquer 2016 world squash champion Karim Abdel Gawad of Egypt to march into his maiden quarter-final appearance at the prestigious British Open in Binningham on Wednesday (June 5). World No. 13 Eain Yow was determined to turn the tables on Gawad, the 2016 world champion and did just that with a battling 6-11, 341, 11-9, 12-10,11-7 win at Birmingham's Rep Theatre in a 75-minute last 16 clash. The Malaysian went into the match with a positive mindset, having won two of their five previous matches, but world No. 5 Gawad had started well to take the first two sets comfortably. The Malaysian continued to pile the pressure on Gawad and kept ahead throughout the fifth set to notch a famous win. However, that victory was achieved in a second round clash, but the breakthrough on Wednesday (June 5) was significant as this was the first time Eain Yow had reached the quarter-final stage of a major event. In the quarter-finals, Eain Yow will be meeting either world No. 2 Paul Coll of New Zealand or Miguel Rodriguez of Colombia on Friday (June 7).


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