14 Feb 2020

Currently listed in top spot on the under 15 girls’ world rankings, Hana Goda, 12 years old, is set to make her senior debut in national colours; she is named alongside Farah Abdel-Aziz Yousra Helmy, Dina Meshref and Alaa Yehia in the Egyptian women's outfit for the forthcoming ITTF Team World Championships.

Play commences in Busan, Korea Republic on Sunday 22nd March.

by Olalekan Okusan, ITT-Africa Press Officer

Egypt will compete in the second division and understandably Hana Goda, one of the most travelled junior players in the world, always accompanied by her mother, is relishing the opportunity.

“I’m very happy that I will be part of the Egyptian senior team to Korea. It wasn’t really a surprise as there was a qualification tournament and I came first in the competition.

I feel very excited and I’m looking forward for the challenge in Korea. I’m very honoured to be in the team alongside Dina Meshref and I will do my best to help team Egypt to do well.

It means a lot to me to be one of the youngest players at the World Team Table Tennis Championships. I believe this kind of experience will help me to achieve my dream of making it to the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris, France.

My target this year is to keep being number one in cadet and to have better ranking in junior. I am also hoping that I can emerge as the champion at the World Cadet Challenge this year.

Education is also very important to me because when I travel anywhere I take my books with me in order to study.” Hana Goda

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