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Rehab Ahmed and Shaaban Ibrahim Win Egypt’s First Silver, Bronze Medals at Rio Paralympics

Rehab Ahmed and Shaaban Ibrahim Win Egypt’s First Silver, Bronze Medals at Rio Paralympics

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Egypt is continuing its strong performance at the 2016 Rio Summer Paralympic Games, with two new medals on Saturday.

Egypt’s Rehab Ahmed kicked off the day with a silver-medal winning effort in the women’s 50kg powerlifting event.

In what was a very close competition, Ukraine’s Lidiaa Soloviova set a new Paralympic record by cleaing 107kg, while Egypt’s Ahmed came in second place with a 104kg lift and Vietnam’s Thi Linh Puhong Dang in third place with a 102kg effort.

Meanwhile, in the men’s 65kg powerlifting event, Egypt’s Shaaban Ibrahim secured a bronze medal.

Ibrahim, 40, came third with a 193kg effort after Nigeria’s Paul Kehinde, who lifted 220kg, and China’s Peng Hu, who managed to secure a 200kg effort.

Ibrahim has previously appeared at four other Paralympic Games, but this marks his first Paralympic medal.

On Friday, Egypt won its first gold medal on Brazilian soil, with Sherif Osman clenching gold.

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