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Amanda Sobhy of Sea Cliff wins 2 gold medals at Pan American Games

Amanda Sobhy, a nationally ranked women's squash player

Amanda Sobhy, a nationally ranked women's squash player from Sea Cliff who just graduated from Harvard University, poses for a photo on July 3, 2015. Credit: Newsday / Audrey C. Tiernan

Amanda Sobhy brought home two gold medals from the Pan American Games in Toronto this week.

The 22-year-old from Sea Cliff won the women's individual squash championship and helped lead the United States to the women's team title.

"This is huge for me," Sobhy told The Canadian Press. "For us, this is like our little Olympics because squash isn't an Olympic sport. To be able to represent my country and win a gold medal for myself and the U.S. is definitely up there."

Sobhy defeated teammate Olivia Blatchford, of Brooklyn, 11-8, 11-3, 11-3 on Monday to win the individual gold medal.

In the team finals on Tuesday, Blatchford, also 22, opened with an 11-4, 12-10, 11-8 victory over Canada's Hollie Naughton and Sobhy nailed down the gold with an 11-3, 11-2, 11-8 win Canada's Samantha Cornett.


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