Egypt awarded 13 medals at Islamic Solidarity Games



Thu, 18 May 2017 - 07:11 GMT


Thu, 18 May 2017 - 07:11 GMT

The logo of the competition- Creative Commons via Wikimedia

The logo of the competition- Creative Commons via Wikimedia

CAIRO – 17 May 2017: Egyptian weightlifters Shaimaa Khalaf and Dina Barakat won two medals for Egypt in the final session of weightlifting competition for women at the Islamic Solidarity Games taking place in Azerbaijan on Wednesday.
So far, Khalaf and Barakat garnered Egypt a total of 13 medals.

Khalaf smashed the Islamic Solidarity Games records through her victory in the final session of the weightlifting for women +90 kilograms.

Minister of Youth and Sports, Khaled Abdel Aziz, congratulated the two female champions on their accomplishment via his Facebook official page.

In addition, the minister congratulated the Paralympian discus-thrower Motawe' Abo El-Kheir for wining a bronze medal at the same competition.

Two days earlier, the weightlifter Rawya Abdel Khalek won a gold medal in the weightlifting competition for women up to 75 kilograms. Moreover, Mohamed Ehab earned a bronze in the weightlifting competition for men up to 77 kilograms.

Egyptian Karate's athletes won one gold medal, one silver, and five bronze, while weightlifters won two medals, one silver and one gold.

The fourth Islamic Solidarity Games commenced in Baku, Azerbaihan, on May 12 under the theme “Solidarity is our Strength”. The games will wrap up on May 22.

Representative athletes from 54 Muslim countries are competing across 20 different sports including 23 disciplines (athletics and para-athletics, aquatics-diving, aquatics-swimming, aquatics-water polo, basketball, football, wushu, table tennis, hand ball, gymnastics-artistics, gymnastics-rhythmic, judo and blind judo, wrestling – Greco, wrestling – freestyle, shooting, tennis, volleyball, boxing, zurkhaneh, karate, taekwondo and weightlifting) in 16 world-class sporting venues.



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