Sara Ahmed Achieves Egypt’s First Medal at the Olympics Egyptian weightlifter Sara Ahmed won Egypt’s first medal at the 2016 Rio Olympics after finishing in third place in the women’s 69kg weightlifting event. Sara, who managed to lift 255kg, also became the first Egyptian woman to win a medal during the Olympics. The last time Egypt won any medals for weightlifting in the Olympics was 1948!
The 18-year-old Egyptian weightlifter Mohamed Ihab won Egypt’s second medal at the 2016 Rio Olympics in the 77kg men’s weightlifting event. Ihab, who managed to lift 361kg, came in third place, scoring Egypt’s second bronze medal of the day and of the Rio Olympics. The Egyptian bronze medalist came third after Kazakhstan’s Nijat Rahimov and China’s Lu Xiaojun, who both lifted 379kg and set new world records.
Hedaya Malak (also known as Hedaya Wahba) defeated Belgium’s Raheleh Asemani in the bronze-medal event of the women’s 57kg Taekwondo event, winning Egypt’s third medal at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.