Number of Athletes: 15+
Medal Prospects: Boxing
Athens Medals: 5 - 1 gold, 1 silver, 3 bronze
The Egypt Olympic Team first participated in an Olympic Games in 1912 and have won 23 medals, with weightlifting being the main contributor to the tally.
In Athens, Karam Ibrahim won gold in the Men’s Greco-Roman 96kg wrestling event, Mohamed Aly won silver in the Men’s Super Heavy weight boxing along with three bronze medals to Ahmed Ismail, Mohamed Elsayed and Tamer Bayoumi in boxing and Taekwondo.
Athens broke the medal drought for Egypt who hadn’t won a medal at an Olympic Games since Los Angeles in 1984.
Irakli Tsirekidze wins gold in men’s judo 90kg
Irakli Tsirekidze won Georgia’e second gold medal by beating Amar Benikhlef of Algeria with a shido. Amar Benikhlef wins the silver medal.
Hesham Mesbah of Egypt and Sergei Aschwanden of Switzerland both won bronze medals.
Amelie Caze defends modern pentathlon title
Amelie Caze of France defended her world title in the modern pentathlon.
She will go into the Beijing Olympics as favorite for gold in the event. “I have two golds and I need a third… I hope, I wish (for it) very hard,” she said.
Britain’s Katie Livingston came second followed by Aya Medany of Egypt. [...]
Aya Medany from Egypt and Edvinas Krungolcas from Lithuania won the women’s and men’s world titles at the 2007 Modern Pentathlon final in Beijng. Medany was the first female to qualify for the Beijing Olympics.
Elen Rublevska from Latvia and Sara Bertoli from Italy came in second and third places.
“I just recovered from [...]