Sara Ahmed: a role model for Egyptian girls



Wed, 27 Jun 2018 - 04:06 GMT


Wed, 27 Jun 2018 - 04:06 GMT

File- Sara Ahmed

File- Sara Ahmed

CAIRO – 27 June 2018: Egyptian champion, Sara Ahmed, wrote another chapter in her history when she added another two gold medals to her collection at the 2018 Mediterranean Games in Tarragona, Spain.


Sara won in the snatch, clean and jerk in Women’s 69 Kg class.

She won gold medals in clean and jerk, a bronze medal in snatch and a silver medal overall.


Sara, born in Ismailia to a weightlifting champion, who passed the passion for the game to her, started competing in international tournaments in 2012.

She clinched a gold medal in the 63 kg division at her first major tournament; Junior African Championships in Tunisia when she was 14.


This gold medal opened the gates of success to the champion who won the gold medal of the 2012 Youth African Championships, 2015 World Junior Championships, 2013 and 2015 World Youth Championships, 2015 African Games and 2014 Youth Olympics.

The Mediterranean Games occupies a special place in Sara’s heart as she first participated in senior level competitions in 2013 in Mersin, Turkey and she was competing in the 63 kg class.


Sara, 20, is the first female Egyptian to be presented a medal on the podium when she won the bronze medal in the 69kg class at 2016 Olympic Games in Rio.

“I feel proud, of course, but I’m not satisfied with bronze and in the next Olympics, I hope to get gold,” Sara stated after her achievement in Rio.

The entire nation is behind Sara to repeat her 2016 achievement at 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo.



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