Egyptian Karateka Giana Farouk
CAIRO-6 August 2021: History has been made in Tokyo as Egyptian Karateka Giana Farouk won the bronze medal in Kumite 61kg.
Farouk became the first Arab and African Karateka to win a medal in the Olympic Games in the sport's historic debut at the Olympic Games as one of the four sports added specifically for 2020 Olympic Games.
After an impressive run in the group stage, the Egyptian champion reached the semi-finals as the group's runner-up with three wins and one loss.
In the semi-finals contest, Giana faced World N.2 Yin Xiaoyan from China, who finished on top of her group.
The match ended in a 1-1 tie and the Chinese champion won the bout as three of the five judges voted in her favour.
According to the Karate regulations, the competitors who lose in the semi-finals win the bronze medal without the need to play the bronze-medal match.
Giana's bronze medal is Egypt's fourth medal at Tokyo Olympic Games after Hedaya Malak and Seif Eissa who won the bronze in Taekwondo and Mohamed Ibrahim Kesho who won the bronze medal in Greco-Roman wrestling.