Team Egypt Day 1 Roundup at Rio 2016 1st Day Aug 6
1- The 28 year old Rower Abdelkhalek Elbanna advances to the quarterfinals in Rowing Men’ single sculls after ranking 3rd in his heat, where Nils Jakob Hoff, Norway, 7:17.47 (Q) came first, followed by Damir Martin, Croatia, 7:23.08 (Q) and at third place came our own Abdelkhalek Elbanna, Egypt, 7:34.05 (Q)
2- Nadia Negm also qualified to the quarterfinals in Rowing Women’s single sculls, watch out for both rowing champs on he the 9th of August. Nadia just turned 18 years old and is one of the youngest participants in the Olympic games. The top three in each heat advance. The champ ranked 3rd in her heat; Zeeman from Canada ranked first, Ireland’s Sanita Puspure was second followed by or own Nadia Negm. Nadia quoted by BeInsports as saying “I’ve never really raced in water like this. In the end I kind of felt like a Viking coming out of it,” – Nadia Negm highlights the challenge posed by choppy conditions at the Lagoa course
3- Farida Osman -the swimming legend Farida, secured the 12th place in the 100m butterfly (Didn’t make it to the finals, yet broke her personal record 57.83 seconds). Keep an eye on Farida on Fri Aug 12 for the women’s 50m freestyle.
5- Marwan El Kamash 16th place overall ranking in the 400m freestyle (Didn’t make it to the finals, yet broke African record 3:47:43) Marwan finished 1st of Heat 4.
Team Egypt Today
Today, watch Alaaeldin Abouelkassem London 2012 Silver Medalist bids for another medal toady at 3:00 pm Cairo Time in Men’s Individual Foil.
Today also at 21:50 Men’s Handball Team plays against Slovenia in Men’s Preliminary Group B in Rio’s Future Arena. Egypt’s Women’s Beach Volleyball team meets Germany’s at 6:30 pm. While Mens’s Volleyball team meets Poland at 3:00 pm.
Good Luck Champs!