2022 Shahier Razik, Toronto, ON

Shahier Razik has been one of Canada’s most recognizable squash players and has been part of Squash Canada’s National Team for over 15 years.

Born November 18, 1977, in Cairo, Egypt, he moved to Toronto at the age of 12 and in 1995 turned professional at the age of 18. He was coached by Mike Way and reached a World ranking high of #20 in June 2008.

Shahier won the Canadian Men’s Open Championships a total of seven times (2006, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2014) and is second to Jonathan Power (8 titles) and surpassing Gary Waite (4 titles).

At the 2003 Pan Am Games (Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic), he captured Gold in the Individual event and the Men’s Team event. He also won Silver in the Men’s Team event at the Pan Am Games in 2007 (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) and 2011 (Guadalajara, Mexico).

Shahier played in the PSA between 1993 and 2008.  He won nine PSA Men’s titles and was a runner-up six times.

He represented Canada at the Commonwealth Games (2002, 2006, 2010).

As a builder, Shahier has hosted the Bank of America Merrill Lynch Cambridge Cup in 2013.  He said his long-term goal was to bring a top-flight PSA tournament back to Toronto.  He was active in seeking sponsors and continuously promoting the game of squash while still playing and out there talking to players and promoters.

Shahier Razik has never stopped promoting squash and squash in Canada