Aya Medany is honored by President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi- photo courtesy of Aya Medany آية مدني Facebook page Aya Medany is honored by President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi- photo courtesy of Aya Medany آية مدني Facebook page

Aya Medany chosen as member of taskforce overseeing boxing at Tokyo 2020 Olympics

By: MENA
Thu, Jun. 20, 2019
LAUSANNE - 20 June 2019: The International Olympic Committee (OIC), under its president Thomas Bach, chose Egypt's Aya Medany among the OIC's taskforce overseeing the remainder of the process for boxing at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

Medany is also a member of the OIC's Athletes Commission.

Medany made her Olympic début at the 2004 Summer Olympics as the youngest competitor both in the Egyptian team and competing in the pentathlon.

Medany made her Olympic debut at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, Greece, at the age of 15. She was the youngest on the Egyptian team and the youngest out of any of the athletes competing in the pentathlon. She finished in 28th place overall.

She won the World Cup event held in Százhalombatta, Budapest in 2011, ahead of the Olympic champion Lena Schoneborn and British athlete Mhairi Spence who finished in third place.

She competed in the 2012 Summer Olympics in London following her qualification at the 2011 African Championships in Alexandria where she won the women's individual title.

In March 2013, she announced retirement after she won four women’s individual gold medals at the African Championships, silver at the 2008 World Championships in Budapest (HUN) and numerous World Cup medals. (MENA)
 
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