Egypt Shines at Tokyo Olympics 2020


The long-awaited summer Tokyo Olympics 2020 Games may have been delayed by a year, but that did not stop Egypt from capturing more medals than ever before. The 132 strong Egyptian contingents represented their country with dignity and gave their best across a wide range of disciplines, resulting in a lot of personal bests.

With outstanding performances in their respective disciplines, athletes brought home a total of six medals; one gold, one silver and four bronze.

Gold medal in Women’s Kumite +61 kg category

Feryal Ashraf Abdelaziz (born 16th of February 1999) is an Egyptian karateka and the first female Egyptian to have won a gold medal at the Olympic Games. She won the gold medal in the women’s +61 kg event.

Silver medal in Men’s Individual category

Ahmed El-Gendy (born 1st of March 2000) is an Egyptian modern pentathlete. He won the silver medal in the men’s event, and also competed in the 2018 Summer Youth Olympics where he won gold for Egypt. He is the first athlete from Africa to medal in modern pentathlon.

Bronze medal in the Women’s 67 kg category

Hedaya Malak Wahba (born 21st of April 1993) is an Egyptian taekwondo practitioner. She participated in the 2012, the 2016 Olympics and won a bronze medal in 2016, and the 2020 Olympics, also winning Egypt’s first bronze medal in the tournament.

Bronze medal in the Men’s 80 kg category

Seif Eissa (born 15th of June 1998) is an Egyptian Taekwondo practitioner. He won a bronze medal at the 2014 Summer Youth Olympics in Nanjing, China. He also earned a gold medal at the 2015 African Games in Gaborone.

Bronze medal in Men’s Greco-Roman 67 kg category

Mohamed Ibrahim El-Sayed (born 16th of March 1998) is an Egyptian Greco-Roman wrestler. He won one of the bronze medals in the 67 kg event at the 2020 Summer Olympics held in Tokyo, Japan.

In 2019, he represented Egypt at the 2019 African Games held in Rabat, Morocco and won the gold medal in the men’s Greco-Roman 67 kg event. He is a two-time U23 World champion.

Bronze medal in women’s Kumite 61 kg category

Giana Mohamed Farouk Lotfy (born 10th of December 1994) is an Egyptian karateka. She is a two-time gold medalist in the women’s Kumite 61 kg event at the World Karate Championships. She was also a gold medalist in her event at the African Games, the Islamic Solidarity Games and the Mediterranean Games.

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