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Thursday,19 October, 2017
Issue 1273, (3 - 9 December 2015)

Ahram Weekly

Winning week

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Al-Ahram Weekly

EGYPTIAN athletes this week won a pair of international titles. The bronze medal at the World Weightlifting Championship went to Mohamed Ihab at 77kg (left). Ihab screamed, jumped, clapped his hands and kissed the floor when he made his third clean & jerk at 201kg – cheered all the while by a large and appreciative crowd at the George R. Brown Convention Centre in Houston, Texas. Ihab moved up from 69kg only six months ago and said afterwards, “I kept saying to my coach in training ‘200kg, 200kg, I can lift it’.  

“I had one chance and I was able to do it,” he added. Ihab set a new national, African and Arab record for the snatch, clean & jerk and total. Meanwhile, Seif Eissa won the gold medal in the 74kg weight category in the Morocco Taekwondo Open G1. Eissa crushed his opponents from Morocco 6-2, The Netherland’s 5-2, France 10-3 and Australia 7-2.

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