Ihab Abdel Rahman (on Instagram @ihababdelrahmaan) wins Egypt the first Silver medal ever in Javelin Throw at IAAF Bejing 2015 World Championship. The 26 year old (Born on May 1st, 1989) is one of a modest 3 man delegation to the World Athletics Championship in China (Aug 22-30 2015). His career started rocketing back in 2007 with a third place in the African Junior Championships in Burkina Faso with a throw of 65.6 m. This was soon topped by a second place in the World Junior Championships in Poland 2008 with a throw of 76.2 m.
Ihab’s personal best of 89.2 m was scored in Shanghai in May 2014. This time in Beijing he scored 88.99 m second to Kenya’s Julius Yego, who snatched the gold medal with a 91.93 m throw (the third furthest throw of all time!) The world record is held by Jan Zeleny of the Czech Republic in May 1996 with a mighty throw of 98.48 m.
“I’m so excited, this was a very tough day,” Ihab said in an interview with the television of the Beijing World Championships.
“I’m crazy happy, super crazy happy today. I’m also very happy because I got the first ever world medal for my country.” Said Ihab!
All the best Ihab for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro!