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Personal Challenges Turn to Victorious Achievements

May 21, 2017
Omar El-Shenawy Champion of the HSC tournament. courtesy of: Mira Morsi

By Maydaa Abo El-Nadar For the second consecutive year, Heliopolis Sporting (HSC) celebrated the Heliopolis International Tournament for players with special needs that took place on 18 May until 19 of May. Players from Egypt, Kuwait, Lebanon, and Saudi Arabia competed at two sports: table tennis and swimming. Clubs from Egypt which participated in addition to HSC were Wadi Degla, El-Maadi and El-Gezira. “The difference between the tournament of 2016 and the other of this year is that this year we organized it better. More players participated and more countries came. Last year only a delegation came from Saudi Arabia, while this year, in addition to Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Lebanon participated,” said Mira Morsi, head of the HSC’s committee for special needs and mother of Omar El-Shenawy who won three medals: gold, bronze and silver at this tournament. She added “I am glad that this tournament started to gain popularity as United Arab Emirates and Bahrain expressed their desire to participate in the upcoming tournament of 2018.” Egypt claimed 86 medals; Saudi Arabia achieved seven and Kuwait won three medals. Winning medals was not the spotlight, it was the smile…

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