Due last year’s Covid-19 situation, multiple sports’ players were faced with disappointed after the delay of Tokyo Olympic games of 2020 to the following year. The wait was long. But now that we are here, we are watching the games and cheering our champions on. This year, representing Egypt in 27 sports, 134 athletes are participating in the Olympic Games. This is the country’s biggest ever delegation.
Here we take a look at what our Egyptian players have achieved so far in the Olympics;
The honour of securing the Egypt’s first medal went to the 28-year-old Egyptian taekwondo, Hedaya Malak. Malak was the first Egyptian woman in history to carry the flag at the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games. On Monday the 26th of July, 2021, she won a bronze medal after beating Paige Mcpherson of USA 6-17 in the 67kg event.
The second medal went, as well, to a taekwondo player. Seif Eissa won a bronze medal after defeating Ordemann in the bronze-medal event of the men’s 80kg. Then, the 23-year-old Egyptian wrestler Mohamed ‘Kesho’ Elsayed, secured Egypt’s third bronze medal at the Tokyo Olympics of 2020. The win came subsequent to defeating Artem Surkov of Russia in the Men’s Greco-Roman 67kg. Keeping in mind that this is Egypt’s first medal in wrestling since 2012.
Fourth came Giana Farouk’s win in the women’s karate kumite 61kg event. The 26 year old won a bronze medal, marking Egypt’s first time gaining an Olympic Games medal in Karate and qualifying her for the semi-finals.
From there on, achievements kept on coming, as Egypt’s handball team after beating Germany 31-26 in the semi-finals. Later losing to France 27-23, will now be playing for bronze. Egypt will be facing Spain for the medal.
Nayel Nassar and Mohamed Taher Ziada have also qualified for the singles final in equestrian horse-riding competitions. Nassar finished his attempt error-free in 88.42 seconds. But that’s not all, as the swimmer Youssef Ramadan qualified to the semi-finals for the 100M Butterfly Event, finishing 14th with a time score of 51.67.
The two table-tennis players, Omar Assar qualified to the table-tennis quarter-final, becoming the first Egyptian to do so, and Dina Meshref defeated Natalia Patryka of Poland, with a 4-2 score, booking herself a spot in the next round.
Ahmed el Gendy won Eygpt’s first medal in modern pentathlon after finishing in second place with 1,477 points
Today, the 6th of August 2021, Egypt’s synchronized swimming team in Tokyo came in 8th place out of 10 teams competing.
Update -7th of august- Feryal Abdelaziz Wins Historic GOLD for Egypt at Tokyo 2020 Olympics