Egypt at the 1928 Summer Olympics

Egypt competed at the 1928 Summer Olympics in Amsterdam, Netherlands. 32 competitors, all men, took part in 15 events in 5 sports.[2]

Egypt at the
1928 Summer Olympics
IOC codeEGY
NOCEgyptian Olympic Committee
Websitewww.egyptianolympic.org (in Arabic and English)
in Amsterdam, Netherlands
28 July–12 August 1928
Competitors32 in 5 sports
Flag bearer Ibrahim Moustafa[1]
Medals
Ranked 17th
Gold
2
Silver
1
Bronze
1
Total
4
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)
Other related appearances
1906 Intercalated Games

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 United Arab Republic (1960, 1964)
The entry of the Egyptian athletes at the opening of the 1928 Games.

Medalists

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Medal Name Sport Event Date
  Gold Ibrahim Moustafa Wrestling Men's Greco-Roman light heavyweight August 5
  Gold El Sayed Nosseir Weightlifting Men's 82.5 kg July 29
  Silver Farid Simaika Diving Men's 10 m platform August 9
  Bronze Farid Simaika Diving Men's 3 m springboard August 8

Aquatics

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Diving

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Two divers, both men, represented Egypt in 1928. It was the nation's debut appearance in the sport. Farid Simaika competed in both the springboard and platform events, taking bronze in the former and silver in the latter. Simaika originally was announced as the winner of the platform contest, as his average score of 99.58 was the highest. However, the event officials then announced that 4 of the 5 judges had scored American Pete Desjardins higher than Simaika and therefore Desjardins was the winner under the rules in place at the time.

Abdel Moneim Mokhtar competed in the platform, finishing 6th in his semifinal group and not making the top-3 cut necessary to advance to the final.

Diver Event Semifinals Final
Points Score Rank Points Score Rank
Farid Simaika Men's 3 metre springboard 10 164.96 2 Q 13 172.46  
Abdel Moneim Mokhtar Men's 10 metre platform 31 59.14 6 Did not advance
Farid Simaika 6 102.38 1 Q 9 99.58  

Fencing

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Eight fencers, all men, represented Egypt in 1928. It was the nation's third appearance in the sport. For the first time, Egyptian fencers advanced to an event final: Cicurel placed 8th and Moyal placed 10th in the men's individual épée.

Fencer Event Round 1 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Elie Adda Men's épée 2 wins 8 Did not advance
Salvator Cicurel 6 wins 1 Q 8 wins 1 Q 5 wins 3 Q 3 wins 8
Saul Moyal 6 wins 3 Q 7 wins 4 Q 4 wins 5 Q 1 win 10
Elie Adda Men's team épée 1–1 2 Q 1–2 3 Did not advance
Mohamed Charaoui
Salvator Cicurel
Joseph Misrahi
Saul Moyal
Mahmoud Abdin Men's foil 0 wins 6 Did not advance
Joseph Misrahi 3 wins 6 Did not advance
Saul Moyal 4 wins 2 Q 2 wins 6 Did not advance
Mahmoud Abdin Men's team foil 0–2 3 Did not advance
Salvator Cicurel
Joseph Misrahi
Saul Moyal
Abu Bakr Ratib
Mohamed Charaoui Men's sabre Bye 1 win 7 Did not advance
Hamad Niazi 2 wins 4 Did not advance

Football

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Summary
Team Event Prelim. Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final / BM
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
Egypt men's Men's tournament Bye   Turkey
W 7–1
  Portugal
W 2–1
  Argentina
L 6–0
  Italy
L 11–3
4
Men's tournament

Egypt competed in men's football for the 3rd time in 1928. Egypt won its first two matches before falling to Argentina in the semifinals; the team took 4th place after losing the bronze medal game as well. It was the best result in Egypt's Olympic history, improving upon the 5th place finish in 1924.

Team roster

Head coach: Valerian Bezveconnîi, aka "Valer-Bei"?[3]

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Club
- 2DF Sayed Abaza   Zamalek
- 2DF Sid Ahmed  
- 4FW Moussa El-Ezam  
- 3MF Ali El-Hassani 1897   Zamalek
- 4FW Ismail El-Sayed Hooda "Ismail I" 1900   Al Ittihad Alexandria Club
- 3MF Gaber El-Soury   Al Ittihad Alexandria Club
- 4FW Gamil El-Zobair   Al Ahly
- 2DF Mohamed Gamal  
- 4FW Mohamed Shemais  
- 1GK Abdel Hamid Hamdi   Zamalek
- 3MF Abdel Halim Hassan   Al-Masry SC
- 3MF Mohamed Hassan  
- 4FW Mahmoud Ismail Hooda "Ismail II" 1899   Al Ittihad Alexandria Club
- 3MF Ahmed Mansour  
- 4FW Mahmoud Mokhtar El-Tetsh (1907-12-23)23 December 1907 (aged 20)   Al Ahly
- 4FW Ali Mohamed Riad 1904   Zamalek
- 1GK Mohamed Ali Rostam   El Sekka El Hadid SC
- 2DF Ahmed Salem   Zamalek
- 4FW Mahmoud Salem  
- 3MF Ahmed Soliman   Al Ahly
- 4FW Ahmed Mokhtar   Al Ahly
Round of 16
Egypt  7–1  Turkey
El-Hassany   20' (pen.)
Riad   27'
Mokhtar   46', 50', 63'
El-Sayed Hooda   53'
El-Zobeir   86'
Report Refet   71'
Attendance: 2,744
Referee: Marcel Slawick (FRA)
Quarterfinals
Egypt  2–1  Portugal
Mokhtar   15'
Riad   48'
Report Vítor Silva   76'
Attendance: 3,448
Referee: Giovanni Mauro (ITA)
Semifinals
Argentina  6–0  Egypt
Cherro   10'
Ferreira   32', 82'
Tarasconi   37', 54', 61'
Report
Attendance: 7,887
Referee: Pedro Escartín (ESP)
Bronze medal match
Italy  11–3  Egypt
Schiavo   6', 42', 58'
Baloncieri   14', 52'
Banchero   19', 39', 44'
Magnozzi   72', 80', 88'
Report Riad   12', 16'
El-Ezam   60'
Attendance: 6,378
Referee: Jan Langenus (BEL)

Weightlifting

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Two weightlifters, both male, represented Egypt in 1928. It was the nation's third appearance in the sport. El-Sayed Nosseir became Egypt's first Olympic champion (and first medalist of any kind) when he won the light heavyweight competition. He broke two world records (snatch and total) and the remaining two Olympic records (press and jerk) in doing so. Hussein Moukhtar competed in the middleweight, finishing 7th.

Lifter Event Press Snatch Clean & Jerk Total Rank
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Hussein Moukhtar Men's −75 kg 90 7 92.5 9 120 6 302.5 7
El-Sayed Nosseir Men's −82.5 kg 100 OR 1 112.5 WR 1 142.5 OR 1 355 WR  

Wrestling

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Four wrestlers, all men, represented Egypt in 1928. It was the nation's third appearance in the sport. Ibrahim Moustafa earned Egypt's first medal in wrestling, a gold, by winning the men's light heavyweight Greco-Roman event. He had finished 4th in the event at the 1924 Games. Moustafa's medal was only Egypt's second in any sport; he missed becoming the first Egyptian Olympic champion only because his event finished one week after El-Sayed Nosseir's weightlifting event.

Greco-Roman wrestling

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Athlete Event Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Round 4 Round 5 Round 6 Round 7 Rank
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Ibrahim Kamel Men's bantamweight   Aria (FRA)
L Decision 3pts
  Maudr (TCH)
L Fall 6pts
Did not advance 14
Ali Kamel Men's featherweight   Kárpáti (HUN)
L Fall 3pts
  Arıkan (TUR)
W Fall 3pts
  Väli (EST)
L Fall 6pts
Did not advance 10
Ibrahim Moustafa Men's light heavyweight   Appels (BEL)
W Fall 0pts
  Şefik (TUR)
W Decision 1pt
Bye   Hansen (DEN)
W Fall 1pt
  Pellinen (FIN)
W Decision 2pts
  Rieger (GER)
W Decision 3pts
 
Ibrahim Sobh Men's heavyweight   Badó (HUN)
L Fall 3pts
  Wiesberger (AUT)
L Fall 6pts
Did not advance 11

References

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  1. ^ "Flagbearers for Egypt". olympedia.org. OlyMADMen. Retrieved 17 December 2023.
  2. ^ "Egypt at the 1928 Amsterdam Summer Games". sports-reference.com. Archived from the original on 2020-04-17. Retrieved 2010-04-24.
  3. ^ "Istoria fotbalului moldovenesc. UN ANTRENOR BASARABEAN ȘI-A DUS ECHIPA ÎN SEMIFINALELE JOCURILOR OLIMPICE!". FMF. Retrieved 2024-05-06.
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