The 2017 World Games begin tomorrow !

The city of Wrocław is preparing to host the World Games' 10th edition. The official opening is scheduled on July 20 2017. The competition will last ten days with the final medal ceremony on July 30. Twenty-eight sports disciplines are registered on the official program, as well as 3 others, which will be there as demonstration.

While waiting for squash to be olympic, the world's best players can compete in the World Games from Tuesday July 25 to Friday July 28.

Saved for non-olympic sports, this event will be held in a 33 courts squash club! It will be squash's fifth appearance in the World Games. The competition is divided in two draws, a women's and a men's.

For the women, Malaysia's eight-time women's world squash champion Nicol David is here for a fourth World Games gold medal. Nicol David won gold in the 2005 Games in Duisburg, Germany, then the 2009 event in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, and finally in the Cali, Colombia Games in 2013.

The 33-year-old, who managed to dominate squash from 2006 to 2015, is the No.2 seed. This year it's Camille Serme, the world No.3, who will be favorite in the final.

There will be a new gold medallist in the men's championship as Grégory Gaultier, the former gold medalist, isn't participating. It's Simon Rösner, the world No.11 from Germany, runner-up of this competition, who is the top seed.

His pretender will be Max Lee, the No.2 seed from Hong Kong. Other players like Diego Elias, Cesar Salazar, Gregoire Marche Mathieu Castagnet or Miguel Angel Rodriguez, will be serious competitors.

French Team - #Paris2024

The 2017 Games has attracted squash players from 27 nations.

MEN'S DRAW

[1] Simon Rösner (GER) v Wojciech Nowisz (POL)
[9/16] Rhys Dowling (AUS) v Daniel Mekbib (CZE)
[9/16] Ivan Yuen (MAS) v Matias Tuomi (FIN)
[5/8] Miguel Angel Rodriguez (COL) v Vasile Hapun (ROM)
[5/8] Mathieu Castagnet (FRA) v Lau Ulrik Kiehn (DEN)
[9/16] Douglas Kempsell (GBR) v Joe Chapman (IVB)
[9/16] Raphael Kandra (GER) v Ahmed Hany Hussein (EGY)
[3/4] Cesar Salazar (MEX) v Balázs Farkas (HUN)
[3/4] Diego Elias (PER) v Alex Eustace (AUS)
[9/16] Nafiizwan Adnan (MAS) v Diego Gobbi (BRA)
[9/16] Joe Lee (GBR) v Yuri Farneti (ITA)
[5/8] Yip Tsz Fung (HKG) v Kostiantyn Rybalchenko (UKR)
[5/8] Gregoire Marche (FRA) v Mateusz Kotra (POL)
[9/16] Shehab Essam (EGY) v Rory Stewart (GBR)
[9/16] Joshua Masters (GBR) v Jan Koukal (CZE)
[2] Max Lee (HKG) v Alexey Severinov (RUS)

WOMEN'S DRAW

[1] Camille Serme (FRA) v Natalia Ryfa (POL)
[9/16] Alison Thomson (GBR) v Tessa ter Sluis (NED)
[9/16] Catalina Pelaez (COL) v Ineta Mackevica (LAT)
[5/8] Nadine Shahin (EGY) v Thaisa Serafini (BRA)
[5/8] Fiona Moverley (GBR) v Nadiia Usenko (UKR)
[9/16] Misaki Kobayashi (JPN) v Zuzana Kubáňová (CZE)
[9/16] Rachel Arnold (MAS) v Anna Serme (CZE)
[3/4] Annie Au (HKG) v Céline Walser (SUI)
[3/4] Joey Chan (HKG) v Alina Bushma (UKR)
[9/16] Milou van der Heijden (NED) v Jessica Turnbull (AUS)
[9/16] Nele Gilis (BEL) v Lisa Aitken (GBR)
[5/8] Coline Aumard (FRA) v Csenge Kiss-Máté (HUN)
[5/8] Millie Tomlinson (GBR) v Magda Kamińska (POL)
[9/16] Tamika Saxby (AUS) v Sina Wall (GER)
[9/16] Samantha Teran (MEX) v Cristina Gomez (ESP)
[2] Nicol David (MAS) v Irina Beliaeva (RUS)


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