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Sara Ahmed Achieves Egypt’s First Medal at the Olympics

Sara Ahmed Achieves Egypt’s First Medal at the Olympics

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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 18-year-old Egyptian weightlifter came third after Kazakhstan’s Zhazira Zhapparkul and China’s Xiang Yanmei, who came second and first respectively.

Sara’s achievement also marked Egypt’s first weightlifting Olympic medal since 1948, when Attia Hamouda won silver.

While this marks Egypt’s first medal at the 2016 Rio Olympics, Egypt has continued to impress many at home and overseas. Many of Egypt’s athletes have broken personal and continental records at the competition.

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