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Egyptian Athletes Win Most Medals in African Youth Games

Egyptian Athletes Win Most Medals in African Youth Games

Credit: Egypt Today

Egyptian youth athletes leave the third African Youth Games this year with impressive results, ranking Egypt first place as they snatched 161 medals overall so far: 86 gold, 45 silver and 32 bronze, according to an official press release by the heads of Egypt’s team.

The African Youth Games this year was held in Algeria and went on for 9 days, starting from 19 July and ending on 28 July.

First place winners include Sara Gouda, who topped female wrestling for under 43 kilograms, swimmer Sandy Ayman in the 400-meter freestyle competition, Ahmed al-Badhawi in kayaking, and Abdallah Shaaban in Roman Wrestling.

Women’s volleyball team also clinched on a gold medal after defeating Cameroon 3-0, while the men’s volleyball team came second with silver.

For table tennis, Nihal Abdel Aziz and Youssef al-Hedebi took the first position in the team’s competition and Seif Abu Senna for the 10-meter competition.

Amr Kamel and Nikhal Tarek also came first place in the ten-meter team shooting competition, with Mostafa Al Nady and Omar Hamdy in canoeing.

In the 2014 African Youth Games, Egypt also came first with a total of 89 medals, 44 of which were gold.

The African Youth Games held their first event in 2010 and since then has occurred every four years, with the next one to be in Lesotho in 2022. It aims to imbue the Olympian spirit in African youth and promote African sports.

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