Feryal Abdelaziz won Egypt's first gold medal at Tokyo Olympic Games
CAIRO-7 August 2021: Egyptian karateka Feryal Abdelaziz clinched the gold medal at Karate competitions in Tokyo, giving Egypt the first gold medal at Tokyo Olympic Games.
Feryal defeated the World no.1 Irina Zaretska from Azerbaijan 2-0 in the final to clinch the gold medal.
Feryal became the first Egyptian girl to win a gold medal in the Olympic Games and the 8th athlete in the nation's history to achieve a gold medal.
The Egyptian national anthem was played at the Olympic Games for the first time since Athens Olympic Games in 2004 when Karam Gaber won the gold medal in Greco-Roman wrestling.
In the sport's historic debut at the Olympic Games, the Egyptian karate team managed to win two medals for Egypt as Giana Farouk won the bronze medal on Friday.
Tokyo Olympic Games witnessed Egypt's most successful participation in the Olympic Games after the Egyptian athletes won six medals, one gold medal, one silver medal and four bronze medals.
Also, the Egyptian handball team had a historic participation after finishing fourth for the first time in history.