In Photos: Egypt swears in 13 new ministers after major Cabinet reshuffle    Gold prices in Egypt on August 14    Egypt's SAIB bank records net profit $16 million    CIB's Ahmed Issa becomes Egypt new Tourism and Antiquities Minister – Profile    Egypt's parliament approves Cabinet reshuffle in extraordinary session    Sisi calls for extraordinary parliament session to agree on major Cabinet reshuffle    Mayo Clinic researchers pinpoint genetic variations that might sway course of COVID-19    Egypt's Mersal Foundation secures UN Women loan    Egypt's Health Ministry launches Emergency scooter    Ukraine cuts off Russian oil from 3 countries    Egypt, South Korea to perform Pyramids Air Show 2022 Today    Spain: prosecutor seeks 8 years sentence for Shakira over tax evasion    Egypt: Alamein Art Festival kicks off a collection of recycled installations    John Legend enjoys family trip in Egypt    Sisi: Egypt wants to join BRICS    Egypt: street photography will no longer require permits    Egypt's athlete Basma Emad wins bronze in weightlifting in Mediterranean Games    Noura Al-Mutair – first Gulf female boxer in World Championships    Maha karara joins AAIB as Head of Corporate Communications, Sustainability    Egypt works on charting cooperation strategies with international institutions for 5 years: Al-Mashat    Over 2.4 million newborns examined for hearing impairment: Health Ministry    Netflix releases trailer of Arab adaption of 'Perfect Strangers' film    Balqees to headline concert celebrating launch of streaming giant LIVENow in MENA    Sawsan Badr to be honoured at Aswan Women Film Festival    MP Abdel Hady Al-Qasby calls government to facilitate and support NGOs    Al-Sisi follows up on 'Great Transfiguration Project' in St. Catherine    Cairo, London stress need to strengthen cooperation to face climate change    Foreigners account for 22.6% of Egypt's T-bills issuances in 1H 2021: CBE    Egypt's ambassador to Italy passes away    Egypt confirms readiness to help African countries face terrorism and extremism    An estimated 235 million people needed humanitarian assistance and protection in 2021, an increase of 40% compared to 2020: IOM Egypt    Egypt, DRC discuss water cooperation during WYF    Egypt, DR Congo discuss boosting bilateral cooperation during WYF    Cameroonian police probe assault on three Algerian journalists covering AFCON    Pharaohs start AFCON 2021 campaign with fierce clash against Nigeria    Foreign Ministry opens capacity building course for French-speaking African diplomats    Russia says it's in sync with US, China, Pakistan on Taliban    It's a bit frustrating to draw at home: Real Madrid keeper after Villarreal game    Shoukry reviews with Guterres Egypt's efforts to achieve SDGs, promote human rights    Sudan says countries must cooperate on vaccines    Johnson & Johnson: Second shot boosts antibodies and protection against COVID-19    Egypt to tax bloggers, YouTubers    Egypt's FM asserts importance of stability in Libya, holding elections as scheduled    We mustn't lose touch: Muller after Bayern win in Bundesliga    Egypt records 36 new deaths from Covid-19, highest since mid June    Egypt sells $3 bln US-dollar dominated eurobonds    Gamal Hanafy's ceramic exhibition at Gezira Arts Centre is a must go    Italian Institute Director Davide Scalmani presents activities of the Cairo Institute for ITALIANA.IT platform    







Thank you for reporting!
This image will be automatically disabled when it gets reported by several people.



Egypt wins first medal in Judo
Published in Daily News Egypt on 13 - 08 - 2008

CAIRO: Egypt won its first medal on Wednesday thanks to Hesham Mebsah who beat out Belarusian Andrei Kazusionak to win the bronze medal in the Beijing 2008 Olympics.
Egypt is participating in various sports competitions this year including handball, field hockey, badminton, synchronized swimming, judo, boxing, taekwondo, athletics, fencing and the pentathlon.
Abir Khalil's impressive performance in the Women's 69 kg weight lifting competition has already earned her fifth place while Aheen El Hady qualified for the semifinals in Judo but was beaten by Mirali Sharipov from Uzbekistan.
Ashraf El-Gharably made it to the men's under 60kg wrestling but was defeated by Eusebiu Iancu Diaconu from Romania.
But it's the Chinese and the Americans who are getting most of the attention. The United states is in the lead with 10 gold, eight silver and 11 bronze - 29 in total. China is second place with 17 gold medals, five silver and five bronze - 27 in total.
American Swimmer Michael Phelps has all eyes turned towards him and his quest to keep breaking Olympic records. After winning his fifth gold medal in the Beijing Olympics, he earned the title of the athlete with the most Olympic golds in history, with 11 gold medals earned throughout his career.
The Olympics have always been exciting to watch and this time round has been no exception. With countries like China and the United States stealing the spotlight and breaking several records, the 2008 Olympics is set to make history.
His victory in the US 800 freestyle relay team smashed the old record by more than four seconds. He also broke his previous score at prelims when he won the 200 meter butterfly in 1 minute, 52.03 seconds and set his fourth world record. Phelps is now hoping to take down Mark Spitz's record of seven gold medals at the 1972 Munich games by winning all eight of his events.
Other Arab countries are also competing in a variety of games and participating in athletics, javelin, swimming and judo. Algerian Soraya Haddad won the bronze in the women's Judo for 52 kg. Her fellow countryman Amar Benikhlef won a silver medal in the same sport for the 90 kg.
In the shooting games, Ahmed Almaktoum from United Arab Emirates came in 7th place in the double trap final and Adil Khalid Mohammad, also from United Arab Emirates, came 38th in the men's laser one person dingy race.


Clic here to read the story from its source.