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Egypt’s handball team beat Sweden with last minute goal at Rio Olympics
Egypt’s national handball team beat Sweden 26-25 on Wednesday to secure the first points at the Rio Olympics, Youm7 reported.
The Swedish team opened match with 7:3 lead after 14 minutes, but the Pharaohs came on 8-8 afterwards.
Egyptian playmaker Elbasiuni was a match winner after he scored a last-minute goal a few seconds before the whistle.
Egypt suffered their first defeat at the men’s Olympic handball tournament after losing 27-26 to Slovenia in their opening match.
Egypt’s player in hijab gets Brazilian support
(REUTERS)-As Egypt’s Doaa Elghobashy went up for a block on Italy’s Laura Giombini on Copacabana’s famous sand, two cultures appeared to come together.
Elghobashy, head covered by a hijab, raised her longsleeved arms and – this time – won a point against her bikini-clad competitor.
The Brazilian crowd, who had stayed after watching their own team lose earlier in the morning went wild.
“Egypt, Egypt, Egypt,” echoed the chant around the 12,000 capacity arena on Copacabana beach as the crowd rooted for the underdog.
Elghobashy, 19, and competing in her first Olympics, has already achieved widespread internet fame. A Reuters picture on Sunday of her challenging a German player at the net went viral.
After Tuesday’s match, which Egypt lost 21-10 21-13, Elghobashy looked visibly frustrated by the media attention as she told Reuters she had worn a hijab for 10 years and felt completely comfortable in the outfit.
Egyptian boxer Hossam Bakr advances to last 16 at Rio Olympics
Egyptian boxer Hossam Bakr advanced to the round of 16 of Men’s 75kg category after a convincing performance against Merven Clair of Mauritius at the Rio Olympics, Kingfut reported on Wednesday.
The Egyptian boxer won all three rounds and showed real intent early on to take the first two rounds with little offense from the struggling Clair. The third round was somewhat even; however, the Egyptian weathered the storm to advance to the last 16 of the competition.
The 30-year-old will face Cameroon’s Dieudonne Seyi on Thursday. The Cameroonian defeated Colombia’s Jorge Palacios in the round of 32.
Egyptian women’s beach volleyball team lose 2-0 to Italy at Rio Olympics
Egyptian women’s beach volleyball team lost 2-0 to Italy in their second game of the competition’s preliminary round at the Rio Games.
The team’s next match will be on Thursday against Canada, who defeated Italy 2-1 in the open match.