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Giana Farouk Wins Egypt’s Fourth Medal at Tokyo 2020 Olympics

Giana Farouk Wins Egypt’s Fourth Medal at Tokyo 2020 Olympics

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Giana Farouk, 26, has secured Egypt’s fourth medal at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics in the women’s karate kumite -61kg event. Farouk’s bronze medal achievement marks Egypt’s first ever Olympic Games medal in karate.

Farouk had booked a place in the semifinals, guaranteeing her at least a bronze medal, after winning her first three matches during the event.

Though Farouk ultimately missed out on gold and silver medals after losing to China’s Xiaoyan Yin, she nevertheless managed to win a bronze medal.

According to unconfirmed local media reports, Farouk is now set to carry the flag of Egypt at the closing ceremony of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

Karate made its Olympic Games debut for the first time during the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. With organisers of the Paris 2024 Olympic Games shunning the sport, indicating that it will not feature in 2024, some analysts believe this will be the only opportunity for athletes to win an Olympic medal in karate in the foreseeable future, making Egypt’s win a special one.

Farouk’s success marks the fourth medal Egypt has won at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. Hedaya Malak and Seif Eissa won Egypt’s first and second medals respectively in taekwondo, while Mohamed Elsayed won Egypt’s third medal in wrestling.

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