Egypt had raised questions about Hamza Khan’s age, but the World Squash Federation (WSF) has given him a clean bill of health. The WSF said on Friday that it had found no proof that Hamza Khan was older or younger than the age on his official passport. In 2023, Hamza won the World Junior title by beating Muhammad Zakarya of Egypt in the final match.
World Squash Federation finds no age discrepancy in Hamza Khan
After Hamza won, the Egypt Squash Federation asked about the Pakistani player’s age and asked the WSF to look into it. “When the Egyptian Squash Federation asked, the WSF started talking to a lot of experts, like the WSF Medical Commission and the International Olympic Committee.”
The WSF said in a statement, “This consultation found no evidence that 2023 WSF World Junior Squash Champion Hamza Khan of Pakistan is younger than the age listed on his official passport.” In addition, the statement said that it has been noted that Hamza Khan has competed in official international junior events for a number of years and has always used the same date of birth.
The statement says, “The WSF has been told that there is no medically accepted way to measure a person’s age without a large margin of error.” The WSF also said that the Egyptian Squash Federation and the Pakistan Squash Federation have been told about the results of this investigation and that the problem is now over.