FILE - Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi – Reuters
CAIRO-7 August 2021: Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi congratulated Egypt handball national team after achieving the fourth place in Tokyo Olympic Games for the first time in Egypt's history.
The Pharaohs lost 33-31 to Spain in the bronze-medal match, missing a chance to become the first Egyptian sports team to win an Olympic medal.
"My sons, the heroes of Egypt's national handball team, I am proud of you and your heroic performance and I would like to praise your competitiveness spirit and high morals during your participation at the  Olympic Games. Your beloved country is waiting for more determination and effort from you to continue achieving championships and honouring the flag of your country in the international events. I wish you all the best in the upcoming competitions,” tweeted President Abdel Fattah El Sisi.
After an impressive run in the first round, Egypt reached the quarter-finals of the competition as the group's runner-up with four wins and a single loss against Denmark.
Egypt defeated Germany 31-26 in the quarter-finals after a fantastic display from the Pharaohs to secure a place in the semi-finals for the first time in the nation's history.
The Pharaohs faced France in the semi-finals but the European superpower had the upper hand to secure a place in the final while the Pharaohs set up a clash with Spain in the bronze-medal match.
The Pharaohs finished the competition in the fourth place after losing to Spain in the third place match.