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Egypt’s Education Ministry Denies Refusing to Postpone Olympic Medalist’s Exams

Egypt’s Education Ministry Denies Refusing to Postpone Olympic Medalist’s Exams

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The Egyptian Ministry of Education has denied allegations it refused to postpone Thanaweya Amma (general high school) exams for 18-year-old bronze medal winner Sara Samir, privately-owned Al Masry El Youm reported.

Mohamed Saad, chairman of central management for high school education, denied that Samir presented any requests to postpone her exams.

In a phone-in to sports show Ma’a Shoubair immediately after her win at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Samir said she hasn’t attended her high school exams and preferred to postpone them to the second round to attend a training for the Olympics. She said that she was told she would simply not be able to sit the exams due to her presence in Rio.

On Wednesday, Samir won a bronze medal for weightlifting in the 69 kg event in Rio Olympics and became Egypt’s first woman Olympic medalist, as well as the first Egyptian to win a medal at the Rio Olympics.

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