MOHAMMED El Shorbagy is not only a mechanical engineer student here at UWE, he is also the 14th best squash player in the world.
18-year-old El Shorbagy from Egypt is looking to break the record books by becoming the first player to win the British Junior Championships for a third time in Sheffield this month (January).
The squash ace already holds the accolade after winning it for a second time following his victory over Ivan Yuen of Malaysia last August, after being only the second player in history to retain the title after winning it 12 months earlier in Zurich.
Last year he played in tournaments in Qatar and Quwait.
“I started (playing) when I was eight-years old”, he said.
Now at UWE he trains hard and plays hard while studying. “I come here (to Frenchay’s Centre for Sport) after lectures every day and train”.
El Shorbagy has just been named the young male player of the year at the International Squash Awards 2009 and young player of the year by the Professional Squash Association.