Saturday,23 February, 2019
Current issue | Issue 1401, (12 - 18 July 2018)
Saturday,23 February, 2019
Issue 1401, (12 - 18 July 2018)

Ahram Weekly

Mesbah joins judo’s Hall of Fame

Al-Ahram Weekly

EGYPT’S judoka Hisham Mesbah was selected by the International Judo Federation for induction into the IJF Hall of Fame in 2018. The 36-year-old is the Olympic bronze medalist at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games in the U90kg. He has also won the Grand Prix in Qingdao in 2009, the All Africa Games gold medal in 2007 and in Maputo in 2011, both in the same U90kg category.

“I am so thrilled with the selection and was so proud to receive a congratulatory email from the IJF President Marius Vizer to inform me about my selection, also inviting me to attend the world championships in Baku in September where the ceremony will take place,” Mesbah told Al-Ahram Weekly.

Mesbah, now retired, is meanwhile a board member of the Egyptian Judo Federation and a professor at the Arab Maritime & Technology Academy in Egypt.

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