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For the First time in 66 Years, Egypt Wins Gold at the World Championships

For the First time in 66 Years, Egypt Wins Gold at the World Championships

Mohamed Ihab. Photo Credit: AP

Egyptian weightlifter Mohamed Ihab wins three gold medals at the World Championship taking place in Anaheim, the United States (US) on Saturday securing gold for Egypt since the year 1951.

Ihab has competed in the Men’s 77kg securing three gold medals for Egypt.

Ihab won two bronze medals and broke African, Arab and Egyptian records at the World Weightlifting Championships in Houston, Texas on Tuesday.

Four players from Egypt participated in the World Championship competitions; Ahmed Saad, RagabAbd El-Hai, Sara Samir and Shaimaa Khalaf.

“The country’s last gold medal at the World Championship was back in 1951 when the legendary Said Gouda and Ibrahim Shams triumphed in Milan in the 60kg and the 67.5kg contests respectively,” reports Ahram Online.

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