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Egypt’s Synchronized Swimming Team Beats Australia at Rio Olympics

Egypt’s Synchronized Swimming Team Beats Australia at Rio Olympics

Credit: Clive Rose
Credit: Clive Rose

Egypt’s synchronized swimming team achieved its goal of beating Australia at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games, finishing seventh overall with 155.5505 points.

Egypt’s team scored 78.5667 in the free routine and 76.9838 in the technical routine, comfortably beating their Australian competitors who scored an overall 149.5000.

The Egyptian team opened its final appearance with a program set to music from the Lion King’s soundtrack. The team consisted of Nehal Saafan, Samia Ahmed, Dara Hassanien, Jomana Elmaghrabi, Nour Elayoubi, Leila Abdelmoez, Salma Sherif Negmeldin, Nariman Abdel Hafiz, and Nada Saafan.

Ahead of their appearance at the Olympics, the nine participants in Egypt’s synchronized swimming team were interviewed and revealed that while they hope to win a medal, their goal at this Olympics is to beat Australia.

At this year’s Olympic Games, Egypt has achieved three bronze medals. Two of the medals were won by Sara Ahmed and Mohamed Ihab in weightlifting, and one was won by Hedaya Malak in taekwondo.

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