Tuesday,17 October, 2017
Current issue | Issue 1363, (5 - 11 October 2017)
Tuesday,17 October, 2017
Issue 1363, (5 - 11 October 2017)

Ahram Weekly

Nearly an Olympic medal

Al-Haddad
Al-Haddad
Al-Ahram Weekly

EGYPT’S former Olympic wrestler Hassan Al-Haddad has died after an illness of several years. Al-Haddad was president of the Egyptian Wrestling Federation and a sports journalist at the daily Al-Ahram. Despite his illness, he continued working in Al-Ahram and the federation during stretches when he was not hospitalised. Al-Haddad was the Arab and African heavyweight wrestling champion in the 1980s. His best achievement was finishing fourth at the 1984 Olympic Games in Los Angeles.

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