Sara Ahmed becomes first Arab woman to win Olympic medal in weightlifting
Sara Ahmed made double history, becoming the first Arab female to win an Olympic medal in weightlifting and the first Egyptian women to stand on the podium.
The 18-year-old claimed bronze in Rio as she finished third in the women’s 69kg weight class by lifting a combined weight of 255kg.
TAEKWONDO – WOMEN’S 57 KG: EGYPT’S HEDAYA WAHBA WINS BRONZE MEDAL
Hedaya Malak defeated Belgium’s Raheleh Asemani in the bronze-medal event of the women’s 57kg Taekwondo event, winning Egypt’s third medal at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.
The 23-year-old Egyptian taekwondo practitioner, who is ranked the third worldwide, had been expected to score a medal for Egypt during the Olympics.
The victory marks the first time an Egyptian woman has won a medal in taekwondo at the Olympic Games.
Mohamed Ihab Wins Egypt’s Second Medal at Rio Olympics in weightlifting
Egyptian weightlifter Mohamed Ihab won Egypt’s second medal at the 2016 Rio Olympics in the 77kg men’s weightlifting event.
Ihab, who managed to lift 361kg, came in third place, scoring Egypt’s second bronze medal of the day and of the Rio Olympics.