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Egypt at the 2016 Summer Olympics

Egypt competed at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from 5 to 21 August 2016. Since the nation's debut in 1912, Egyptian athletes had appeared in every edition of the Summer Olympic Games except 1932 and 1980, when they joined the United States-led boycott.

Egypt at the
2016 Summer Olympics
Flag of Egypt.svg
IOC code EGY
NOC Egyptian Olympic Committee
Website www.egyptianolympic.org (in Arabic) (in English)
in Rio de Janeiro
Competitors 120 in 22 sports
Flag bearer Ahmed El-Ahmar (opening)[1]
Hedaya Malak (closing)[2]
Medals
Ranked 75th
Gold Silver Bronze Total
0 0 3 3
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)
Other related appearances
1906 Intercalated Games

The Egyptian Olympic Committee sent its largest ever delegation to the Games, with a total of 120 athletes, 83 men and 37 women, competing across 22 sports. The Egyptian roster also witnessed more women participating at the Games than those who attended in London four years earlier, breaking its previous record by just a small fraction.[3]

Egypt returned home from Rio de Janeiro with three bronze medals, which matched its overall tally from the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens. Moreover, these Games marked the first time Egyptian women ascended the Olympic podium in the nation's 104-year history.[4] These medals were distributed to taekwondo fighter Hedaya Malak (women's 57 kg), as well as weightlifters Mohamed Ihab and former Youth Olympian Sara Samir, who accomplished a historic feat as the first Arab woman to accept an Olympic medal in her sport.[5]

In addition to the success and historic firsts of the bronze medalists, several Egyptian athletes reached the finals of their respective events, but narrowly missed out on the podium. Among them were shooting team Afaf El-Hodhod (fifth, women's air pistol), freestyle wrestler Enas Mostafa (fifth, women's 69 kg), and three others in weightlifting, namely Shaimaa Khalaf (fourth, women's +75 kg), Ahmed Saad (fifth, men's 62 kg), and Ragab Abdelhay (fifth, men's 94 kg).

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MedalistsEdit

The following Egyptian athletes won medals at the Games. In the by discipline sections below, medalists' names are bolded.

CompetitorsEdit

The Egyptian Olympic Committee (EOC) confirmed a roster of 120 athletes, 83 men and 37 women, to compete across 22 sports at the Games. It was the nation's largest ever delegation sent to the Olympics, breaking its previous record of 110 athletes set in 2012. These Games also witnessed more Egyptian women participating than those who attended in London four years earlier, constituting about 30 percent of the overall squad.[3][6]

Handball and volleyball (both played exclusively by men) were the only team sports in which Egypt qualified for the Games, having both returned to the Olympic scene after their absence from London 2012. For individual-based sports, Egypt marked its Olympic debut in women's beach volleyball, as well as its return to cycling after 16 years and diving after 32 years. Shooting accounted for the largest number of athletes on the Egyptian team, with 12 entries. There was a single competitor each in track cycling, equestrian jumping, artistic gymnastics, and sailing.

Of the 120 participants, twenty-eight of them returned to compete again, with the rest of the field attending their maiden Games in Rio de Janeiro. Among the returnees were foil fencer Alaaeldin Abouelkassem, who became the first from an African nation to win an Olympic medal in his sport; and heavyweight judoka Islam El Shehaby, who headed the roster as the lone Egyptian competitor going to his fourth straight Games.[3] Eight Egyptian athletes competed at the 2014 Summer Youth Olympics in Nanjing before their senior Olympic debut, including weightlifter Sara Samir, modern pentathlete Haydy Morsy, distance swimmer Ahmed Akram, and shooters Afaf El-Hodhod (pistol) and Hadir Mekhimar (rifle).

Other notable athletes on the Egyptian roster featured modern pentathlon veteran Amro El-Geziry and his younger brother Omar, world-ranked taekwondo fighter Hedaya Malak, American-born swimming sprinter Farida Osman, and 2014 world bronze medalist Azmy Mehelba in men's skeet shooting. 16-year-old Morsy was Egypt's youngest competitor, with volleyball team captain Ashraf Abouelhassan rounding out the field as the oldest member (aged 41). Handball star and three-time Olympian Ahmed El-Ahmar was selected by EOC to lead the Egyptian squad as the flag bearer in the opening ceremony.[7]

ArcheryEdit

Two Egyptian archers qualified each for both the men's and women's individual recurve by obtaining one of the three Olympic places available from the 2016 African Archery Championships in Windhoek, Namibia.[8]

Athlete Event Ranking round Round of 64 Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final / BM
Score Seed Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
Ahmed El-Nemr Men's individual 644 51   Worth (AUS)
L 0–6
Did not advance
Reem Mansour Women's individual 596 56   Lin S-c (TPE)
L 0–6
Did not advance

Athletics (track and field)Edit

Egyptian athletes have so far achieved qualifying standards in the following athletics events (up to a maximum of 3 athletes in each event):[9][10]

Key
  • Note–Ranks given for track events are within the athlete's heat only
  • Q = Qualified for the next round
  • q = Qualified for the next round as a fastest loser or, in field events, by position without achieving the qualifying target
  • NR = National record
  • N/A = Round not applicable for the event
  • Bye = Athlete not required to compete in round
Men
Track & road events
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Anas Beshr 400 m DSQ Did not advance
Hamada Mohamed 800 m 1:46.65 4 q 1:48.17 8 Did not advance
Field events
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Distance Position Distance Position
Mohamed Mahmoud Hassan Hammer throw 69.87 26 Did not advance
Women
Track & road events
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Fatma El-Shernoubi 800 m 2:21.24 8 Did not advance

BoxingEdit

Egypt has entered four boxers to compete in the following weight classes into the Olympic boxing tournament. Hosam Abdin was the only Egyptian boxer qualifying through the 2015 World Championships, while three further boxers (Abdelaal, Mohamed, and Salah) had claimed their Olympic spots at the 2016 African Qualification Tournament in Yaoundé, Cameroon.[11]

Athlete Event Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Mahmoud Abdelaal Men's lightweight   Benbaziz (ALG)
L 0–3
Did not advance
Walid Sedik Mohamed Men's welterweight   Kelly (GBR)
L 0–3
Did not advance
Hosam Abdin Men's middleweight   Clair (MRI)
W 3–0
  Ntsengue (CMR)
W 3–0
  Rodríguez (MEX)
L 0–3
Did not advance
Abdelrahman Salah Men's light heavyweight   Sep (CRO)
L 1–2
Did not advance

CanoeingEdit

SprintEdit

Egypt has qualified two boats for the following distances into the Olympic canoeing regatta through the 2016 African Sprint Qualifying Tournament.

Athlete Event Heats Semifinals Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Karim Elsayed Men's K-1 200 m 37.294 7 Did not advance
Menatalla Karim Women's K-1 200 m 49.596 7 Did not advance

Qualification Legend: FA = Qualify to final (medal); FB = Qualify to final B (non-medal)

CyclingEdit

TrackEdit

Following the completion of the 2016 UCI Track Cycling World Championships, Egypt has entered one rider to compete only in the women's sprint at the Olympics for the first time, by virtue of her final individual UCI Olympic ranking in that event.[12] This signified the nation's Olympic comeback to the sport of cycling for the first time since 2000, and to track cycling since 1924.

Sprint
Athlete Event Qualification Round 1 Repechage 1 Round 2 Repechage 2 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Time
Speed (km/h)
Rank Opposition
Time
Speed (km/h)
Opposition
Time
Speed (km/h)
Opposition
Time
Speed (km/h)
Opposition
Time
Speed (km/h)
Opposition
Time
Speed (km/h)
Opposition
Time
Speed (km/h)
Opposition
Time
Speed (km/h)
Rank
Ebtissam Zayed Women's sprint 12.920
55.727
27 Did not advance

DivingEdit

Egyptian divers qualified for the following individual spots at the 2016 Olympic Games by virtue of their top national finish from Africa at the 2015 FINA World Championships.[13]

Athlete Event Preliminaries Semifinals Final
Points Rank Points Rank Points Rank
Youssef Ezzat Men's 3 m springboard 360.95 25 Did not advance
Mohab El-Kordy Men's 10 m platform 305.50 28 Did not advance
Maha Amer Women's 3 m springboard 238.55 28 Did not advance
Maha Gouda Women's 10 m platform 276.15 24 Did not advance

EquestrianEdit

Egypt has entered one jumping rider into the Olympic equestrian competition by virtue of a top four finish outside the group selection in the individual FEI Olympic Rankings.[14]

JumpingEdit

Athlete Horse Event Qualification Final Total
Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Round A Round B
Penalties Rank Penalties Total Rank Penalties Total Rank Penalties Rank Penalties Total Rank Penalties Rank
Karim El-Zoghby Amelia Individual 0 =1 Q 9 9 =42 Q 9 18 =40 Did not advance

FencingEdit

Egyptian fencers have qualified a full squad each in the men's team foil by virtue of being the highest ranking team from Africa outside the world's top four in the FIE Olympic Team Rankings.[15][16] Meanwhile, Mohamed Amer (men's sabre) and Noura Mohamed (women's foil) had claimed their Olympic spots on the Egyptian team as one of the two highest-ranked fencers from Africa outside the world's top 14 in the FIE Adjusted Official Rankings.[17] Nada Hafez (women's sabre) and London 2012 épée fencer Ayman Fayez rounded out the roster by virtue of their top finish respectively at the African Zonal Qualifier in Algiers, Algeria.

Men
Athlete Event Round of 64 Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinal Semifinal Final / BM
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
Ayman Fayez Épée Bye   R Limardo (VEN)
W 15–5
  Grumier (FRA)
L 9–15
Did not advance
Alaaeldin Abouelkassem Foil Bye   Choupenitch (CZE)
W 15–8
  Garozzo (ITA)
L 13–15
Did not advance
Tarek Ayad Bye   Garozzo (ITA)
L 8–15
Did not advance
Mohamed Essam   Marques (BRA)
W 15–8
  Massialas (USA)
L 7–15
Did not advance
Alaaeldin Abouelkassem
Tarek Ayad
Mohamed Essam
Team foil N/A   United States (USA)
L 37–45
Classification semifinal
  Great Britain (GBR)
L 43–45
7th place final
  Brazil (BRA)
W 45–39
7
Mohamed Amar Sabre N/A   Gu B-g (KOR)
L 9–15
Did not advance
Women
Athlete Event Round of 64 Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinal Semifinal Final / BM
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
Noura Mohamed Foil Bye   Boubakri (TUN)
L 4–15
Did not advance
Nada Hafez Sabre   Benítez (VEN)
L 11–15
Did not advance

GymnasticsEdit

ArtisticEdit

Egypt has entered one artistic gymnast into the Olympic competition. London 2012 Olympian Sherine El-Zeiny received a spare berth freed up by South Africa as one of the highest-ranked gymnasts from Africa in the women's apparatus and all-around events, respectively, at the Olympic Test Event in Rio de Janeiro.[18]

Women
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Apparatus Total Rank Apparatus Total Rank
V UB BB F V UB BB F
Sherine El-Zeiny Floor N/A 12.533 12.533 69 Did not advance

HandballEdit

Summary

Key:

  • ET – After extra time
  • P – Match decided by penalty-shootout.
Team Event Group Stage Quarterfinal Semifinal Final / BM
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
Egypt men's Men's tournament   Slovenia
L 26–27
  Sweden
W 26–25
  Poland
L 25–33
  Brazil
D 27–27
  Germany
L 25–31
5 Did not advance 9

Men's tournamentEdit

Egypt men's handball team qualified for the Olympics by attaining a top finish and securing a lone outright berth at the 2016 African Championships in Cairo.[19][20]

Team roster

The following is the Egyptian roster in the men's handball tournament of the 2016 Summer Olympics.[21] view · talk

Head coach: Marwan Ragab

No. Pos. Name Date of birth (age) Height App. Goals Club
3 RB Mamdouh Abouebaid (1988-01-01)1 January 1988 (aged 28) 1.87 m 131 397   Al Ahly
8 P Mahmoud Ramadan (1984-03-07)7 March 1984 (aged 32) 1.85 m 305 912   Al Ahly
9 CB Eslam Isaa (1988-07-02)2 July 1988 (aged 28) 1.86 m 204 617   Club Africain
15 RW Mohamed Amer (1987-12-12)12 December 1987 (aged 28) 1.87 m 150 498   Al Ahly
19 CB Mohamed El-Bassiouny (1990-05-10)10 May 1990 (aged 26) 1.86 m 110 360   Alexandria SC
20 CB Mohamed Hasehm (1988-01-23)23 January 1988 (aged 28) 1.80 m 210 712   Aviation SC
24 P Ibrahim El-Masry (1989-03-11)11 March 1989 (aged 27) 1.95 m 175 423   Al Ahly
39 LB Yehia El-Deraa (1995-06-17)17 June 1995 (aged 21) 1.86 m 88 186   Hellopolice
66 RB Ahmed El-Ahmar (1984-01-27)27 January 1984 (aged 32) 1.84 m 397 1351   Zamalek
72 GK Mahmoud Khalil (1991-06-01)1 June 1991 (aged 25) 1.92 m 122 0   El Jaish
88 GK Karim Handawy (1988-05-01)1 May 1988 (aged 28) 1.86 m 256 0   Al Ahly
89 P Mohamed Shebib (1989-01-04)4 January 1989 (aged 27) 1.89 m 210 953   Zamalek
90 LB Aly Mohamed (1990-12-14)14 December 1990 (aged 25) 1.95 m 231 703   Al Jazira
91 RW Mohamed Sanad (1991-01-16)16 January 1991 (aged 25) 1.84 m 120 334   Komlói Bányász
Group play
Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Germany 5 4 0 1 153 141 +12 8[a] Quarter-finals
2   Slovenia 5 4 0 1 137 126 +11 8[a]
3   Brazil (H) 5 2 1 2 141 150 −9 5
4   Poland 5 2 0 3 139 140 −1 4
5   Egypt 5 1 1 3 129 143 −14 3
6   Sweden 5 1 0 4 132 131 +1 2
Source: IHF
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Head-to-head points; 3) Head-to-head goal difference; 4) Head-to-head goals scored; 5) Goal difference; 6) Goals scored; 7) Draw.
(H) Host.
Notes:
  1. ^ a b Slovenia 25–28 Germany
7 August 2016 (2016-08-07)
21:50
v
Slovenia   27–26   Egypt Future Arena, Rio de Janeiro
Referees: Pálsson, Elíasson (ISL)
Janc 8 (15–15) El-Ahmar 7
  3×  Report   4×  1× 

9 August 2016 (2016-08-09)
19:50
v
Egypt   26–25   Sweden Future Arena, Rio de Janeiro
Referees: Mousaviyan, Kolahdouzan (IRI)
Sanad 7 (12–13) Petersen 5
  4×  Report   3× 

11 August 2016 (2016-08-11)
11:30
v
Poland   33–25   Egypt Future Arena, Rio de Janeiro
Referees: Santos, Fonseca (POR)
Daszek 6 (16–10) Eissa 6
  4×  Report   3×  1× 

13 August 2016 (2016-08-13)
16:40
v
Egypt   27–27   Brazil Future Arena, Rio de Janeiro
Referees: Lah, Sok (SLO)
El-Ahmar 9 (15–13) four players 4
  3×  Report   4× 

15 August 2016 (2016-08-15)
11:30
v
Germany   31–25   Egypt Future Arena, Rio de Janeiro
Referees: Hansen, Gjeding (DEN)
Gensheimer 7 (15–12) Sanad 7
  2×  Report   1× 

JudoEdit

Egypt has qualified a total of five judokas for each of the following weight classes at the Games. Mohamed Mohy Eldin, Mohamed Abdelaal, Ramadan Darwish, and three-time Olympian Islam El Shehaby were ranked among the top 22 eligible judokas for men in the IJF World Ranking List of May 30, 2016, while Ahmed Abdelrahman at men's extra-lightweight (60 kg) earned a continental quota spot from the African region, as the highest-ranked Egyptian judoka outside of direct qualifying position.[22]

El Shehaby lost his first match to Israel's Or Sasson, but refused to bow or shake hands with him, resulting to a loud jeer from the crowd. When Sasson extended his hand to shake after the match, El Shehaby backed away, shaking his head.[23] The referee called El Shehaby back to the mat and obliged him to bow, at which point El Shehaby gave a quick nod of his head. El Shehaby's conduct was widely condemned as unsportsmanlike. It is unclear what potential punishment El Shehaby or Egyptian judo as a whole could face, but his hopes of medaling were dashed regardless due to Sasson's decisive performance in the quarterfinals.

Before his match, El Shehaby was under pressure to forfeit, as Iranian Javad Mahjoub had done years earlier before his match with Or Sasson.[24]

El Shehaby's refusal to shake hands had precedent, in actions by another member of Egypt's team. Egyptian judoka Ramadan Darwish had refused to shake hands with his Israeli opponent Ariel Zeevi, another Israeli Olympic bronze medalist, in both the 2011 Judo Grand Slam and the 2012 Judo Grand Prix.[25][26]

The Egyptian Olympic Committee, which had put pressure on El Shehaby to have the match with Sasson go on as planned, stated that El Shehaby's actions after the match were a personal decision. Both the International Olympic Committee and the International Judo Federation stated that they would review the incident.[27][28]

The Disciplinary Committee of the International Olympic Committee issued a "severe reprimand" to El Shehaby for behavior violating "the rules of fair play and against the spirit of friendship embodied in the Olympic Values," and he was sent home before the Olympics closing ceremony.The IOC Disciplinary Committee also requested that the Egyptian Olympic Committee in the future must ensure that all Egyptian athletes are properly educated as to the Olympic vales, before they participate in the Olympic Games.[29]

Athlete Event Round of 64 Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Repechage Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Ahmed Abelrahman Men's −60 kg Bye   Bestaev (KGZ)
L 000–101
Did not advance
Mohamed Mohy Eldin Men's −73 kg Bye   Ganbaatar (MGL)
L 001–100
Did not advance
Mohamed Abdelaal Men's −81 kg Bye   Uuganbaatar (MGL)
W 101–100
  Khalmurzaev (RUS)
L 000–010
Did not advance
Ramadan Darwish Men's −100 kg Bye   Dugasse (SEY)
W 100–000
  Armenteros (CUB)
W 001–000
  Gasimov (AZE)
L 000–100
Did not advance   Frey (GER)
L 000–100
Did not advance 7
Islam El Shehaby Men's +100 kg N/A   Sasson (ISR)
L 000–100
Did not advance

Modern pentathlonEdit

Egyptian athletes have qualified for the following spots to compete in modern pentathlon. Eslam Hamad and Haydy Morsy secured a selection each in the men's and women's event respectively by virtue of their top finish at the 2015 African Championships. Two-time Olympian Amro El-Geziry, who finished behind Hamad at the African Championships, and his younger brother Omar ranked among the top 10 modern pentathletes, not yet qualified, in the men's event based on the UIPM World Rankings as of June 1, 2016. With the Egyptian men to guarantee their selection at the 2016 World Championships, the choice of four modern pentathletes going to the Games was determined by the NOC. In the event, the Egyptian team decided to select them over Eslam Hamad, as the nation's top two on the list.[30]

Athlete Event Fencing
(épée one touch)
Swimming
(200 m freestyle)
Riding
(show jumping)
Combined: shooting/running
(10 m air pistol)/(3200 m)
Total points Final rank
RR BR Rank MP points Time Rank MP points Penalties Rank MP points Time Rank MP Points
Amro El-Geziry Men's 18–17 0 18 208 1:55.80 2 353 9 10 291 12:39.19 35 541 1393 25
Omar El-Geziry 23–12 1 3 239 2:03.62 15 330 35 28 265 12:11.94 33 569 1403 23
Haydy Morsy Women's 14–21 0 32 184 2:26.11 36 262 EL =31 0 13:24.93 28 496 942 36

RowingEdit

Egypt has qualified one boat each in the men's and women's single sculls for the Games at the 2015 African Continental Qualification Regatta in Tunis, Tunisia.[31]

Athlete Event Heats Repechage Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Abdelkhalek El-Banna Men's single sculls 7:34.05 3 QF Bye 6:50.82 3 SA/B 7:13.55 5 FB 6:54.94 10
Nadia Negm Women's single sculls 9:14.55 3 QF Bye 8:25.75 6 SC/D 8:39.50 6 FD 8:09.47 24

Qualification Legend: FA=Final A (medal); FB=Final B (non-medal); FC=Final C (non-medal); FD=Final D (non-medal); FE=Final E (non-medal); FF=Final F (non-medal); SA/B=Semifinals A/B; SC/D=Semifinals C/D; SE/F=Semifinals E/F; QF=Quarterfinals; R=Repechage

SailingEdit

Egypt has qualified one sailor in the men's Laser class through the African continental regatta.

Men
Athlete Event Race Net points Final rank
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 M*
Ahmed Ragab Laser 36 22 44 41 41 41 42 40 45 42 EL 349 43

M = Medal race; EL = Eliminated – did not advance into the medal race

ShootingEdit

Egyptian shooters have achieved quota places for the following events by virtue of their best finishes at the 2014 and 2015 ISSF World Championships, the 2015 ISSF World Cup series, and African Championships, as long as they obtained a minimum qualifying score (MQS) by March 31, 2016.[32]

Men
Athlete Event Qualification Semifinal Final
Points Rank Points Rank Points Rank
Ahmed Darwish 50 m rifle prone 615.0 44 N/A Did not advance
Franco Donato Skeet 115 28 Did not advance
Ahmed Kamar Trap 119 4 Q 12 (+2) 5 Did not advance
Abdel-Aziz Mehelba 112 24 Did not advance
Azmy Mehelba Skeet 120 11 Did not advance
Ahmed Mohamed 10 m air pistol 564 45 N/A Did not advance
Samy Abdel Razek 10 m air pistol 574 30 N/A Did not advance
50 m pistol 534 37 N/A Did not advance
Ahmed Shaban 25 m rapid fire pistol 562 23 N/A Did not advance
Hamada Talat 10 m air rifle 618.2 39 N/A Did not advance
50 m rifle 3 positions 1151 41 N/A Did not advance
Women
Athlete Event Qualification Semifinal Final
Points Rank Points Rank Points Rank
Afaf El-Hodhod 10 m air pistol 386 5 Q N/A 137.1 5
25 m pistol 573 25 Did not advance
Shimaa Hashad 10 m air rifle 413.2 27 N/A Did not advance
Hadir Mekhimar 401.3 49 N/A Did not advance

Qualification Legend: Q = Qualify for the next round; q = Qualify for the bronze medal (shotgun)

SwimmingEdit

Egyptian swimmers have so far achieved qualifying standards in the following events (up to a maximum of 2 swimmers in each event at the Olympic Qualifying Time (OQT), and potentially 1 at the Olympic Selection Time (OST)):[33][34]

Men
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Ahmed Akram 400 m freestyle 3:49.46 27 N/A Did not advance
1500 m freestyle 14:58.37 11 N/A Did not advance
Marwan El-Amrawy 10 km open water N/A 1:59:17.2 23
Marwan El-Kamash 200 m freestyle 1:47.52 24 Did not advance
400 m freestyle 3:47.43 16 N/A Did not advance
Mohamed Hussein 200 m individual medley 2:02.36 25 Did not advance
Ali Khalafalla 50 m freestyle 22.25 =NR 23 Did not advance
Women
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Reem Kaseem 10 km open water N/A 2:05:19.1 25
Farida Osman 50 m freestyle 24.91 =18 Did not advance
100 m butterfly 57.83 AF 11 Q 58.26 11 Did not advance

Synchronized swimmingEdit

Egypt has fielded a squad of nine synchronized swimmers to compete in the women's duet and team events, by virtue of their top national finish for Africa at the 2015 FINA World Championships.

Athlete Event Technical routine Free routine (preliminary) Free routine (final)
Points Rank Points Total (technical + free) Rank Points Total (technical + free) Rank
Samia Ahmed
Dara Hassanien
Duet 76.5306 23 77.6000 154.1306 23 Did not advance
Nariman Abdelhafiz
Leila Abdelmoez
Samia Ahmed
Nour El-Ayoubi
Jomana El-Maghrabi
Dara Hassanien
Salma Negmeldin
Nada Saafan
Nehal Saafan
Team 76.9838 7 N/A 78.5667 155.5505 7

Table tennisEdit

Egypt has entered four athletes into the table tennis competition at the Games. Brothers Khalid and Omar Assar secured places on the Egyptian squad in the men's singles, while 2012 Olympians Nadeen El-Dawlatly and Dina Meshref in the women's singles; all of them have reached the semifinals in each of their respective events at the 2015 All-Africa Games.[35]

Yousra Abdel Razek was awarded the third spot to build the women's team for the Games as the top African nation in the ITTF Olympic Rankings.[36]

Athlete Event Preliminary Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Khalid Assar Men's singles   Wang Jn (CGO)
L 3–4
Did not advance
Omar Assar Bye   Afanador (PUR)
W 4–2
  Kou (UKR)
L 3–4
Did not advance
Nadeen El-Dawlatly Women's singles Bye   Lovas (HUN)
L 0–4
Did not advance
Dina Meshref   Saidani (TUN)
W 4–0
  Komwong (THA)
L 1–4
Did not advance
Yousra Abdel Razek
Nadeen El-Dawlatly
Dina Meshref
Women's team N/A   Singapore (SIN)
L 0–3
Did not advance

TaekwondoEdit

Egypt entered three athletes into the taekwondo competition at the Olympics. 2012 Olympian Hedaya Malak qualified automatically for the women's lightweight category (57 kg) by finishing in the top 6 WTF Olympic rankings.[37] Meanwhile, Ghofran Zaki and Seham El-Sawalhy secured the remaining spots on the Egyptian team by virtue of their top two finish respectively in the men's lightweight (68 kg) and women's welterweight category (67 kg) at the 2016 African Qualification Tournament in Agadir, Morocco.[38]

Athlete Event Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Repechage Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Ghofran Zaki Men's −68 kg   Abu-Ghaush (JOR)
L 1–9
Bye   Lee D-h (KOR)
L 6–14
Did not advance 7
Hedaya Malak Women's −57 kg   Patiño (COL)
W 13–0 PTG
  Hamada (JPN)
W 3–0 SUD
  Calvo (ESP)
L 0–1 SUD
Bye   Asemani (BEL)
W 1–0 SUD
 
Seham El-Sawalhy Women's −67 kg   Gbagbi (CIV)
L 3–4
Did not advance

VolleyballEdit

BeachEdit

Egypt women's beach volleyball team qualified for the Olympics by winning the CAVB Continental Cup final in Abuja, Nigeria, signifying the nation's Olympic debut in the sport.[39]

Athlete Event Preliminary round Standing Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final / BM
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
Doaa El-Ghobashy
Nada Meawad
Women's Pool D
  LudwigWalkenhorst (GER)
L 0 – 2 (12–21, 15–21)
  GiombiniMenegatti (ITA)
L 0 – 2 (10–21, 13–21)
  BroderValjas (CAN)
L 0 – 2 (12–21, 16–21)
4 Did not advance

IndoorEdit

Men's tournamentEdit

Egypt men's volleyball team qualified for the Olympics by attaining a top finish and securing a lone outright berth at the African Olympic Qualifying Tournament in Brazzaville, Republic of the Congo.[40]

Team roster

The following is the Egyptian roster in the men's volleyball tournament of the 2016 Summer Olympics.[41] view · talk

Head coach: Sherif El Shemerly

No. Name Date of birth Height Weight Spike Block 2015–16 club
3 Elahim, Abou AbdAbou Abd Elahim 3 June 1989 2.10 m (6 ft 11 in) 88 kg (194 lb) 285 cm (112 in) 270 cm (110 in)   Al Ahly
4 Abdelhay, AhmedAhmed Abdelhay 19 August 1984 1.97 m (6 ft 6 in) 87 kg (192 lb) 342 cm (135 in) 316 cm (124 in)   Army
6 Abdelrehim, MamdouhMamdouh Abdelrehim 5 August 1989 2.07 m (6 ft 9 in) 90 kg (200 lb) 338 cm (133 in) 325 cm (128 in)   Army
7 Abouelhassan, AshrafAshraf Abouelhassan (C) 17 May 1975 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in) 86 kg (190 lb) 325 cm (128 in) 318 cm (125 in)   Zamalek
8 Thakil, MohamedMohamed Thakil 12 July 1986 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in) 71 kg (157 lb) 326 cm (128 in) 315 cm (124 in)   Army
10 Masoud, MohamedMohamed Masoud 1 May 1994 2.11 m (6 ft 11 in) 105 kg (231 lb) 358 cm (141 in) 342 cm (135 in)   Smouha
11 Afifi, AhmedAhmed Afifi 30 March 1988 1.94 m (6 ft 4 in) 92 kg (203 lb) 347 cm (137 in) 342 cm (135 in)   Zamalek
12 Abdalla, HossamHossam Abdalla 16 February 1988 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in) 97 kg (214 lb) 343 cm (135 in) 321 cm (126 in)   Al Ahly
13 Badawy, MohamedMohamed Badawy 11 January 1986 1.95 m (6 ft 5 in) 91 kg (201 lb) 326 cm (128 in) 319 cm (126 in)   Zamalek
14 Hassan, OmarOmar Hassan 4 April 1991 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) 104 kg (229 lb) 333 cm (131 in) 324 cm (128 in)   Army
15 Elkotb, AhmedAhmed Elkotb 23 July 1991 1.97 m (6 ft 6 in) 80 kg (180 lb) 328 cm (129 in) 318 cm (125 in)   Al Ahly
22 Mohamed, AhmedAhmed Mohamed (L) 8 June 1989 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 89 kg (196 lb) 0 cm (0 in) 0 cm (0 in)   Army
Group play
Pos Team Pld W L Pts SW SL SR SPW SPL SPR Qualification
1   Argentina 5 4 1 12 12 4 3.000 394 335 1.176 Quarter-finals
2   Poland 5 4 1 12 14 5 2.800 447 389 1.149
3   Russia 5 4 1 11 13 6 2.167 432 367 1.177
4   Iran 5 2 3 7 8 9 0.889 389 392 0.992
5   Egypt 5 1 4 3 3 12 0.250 286 362 0.790
6   Cuba 5 0 5 0 1 15 0.067 300 403 0.744
Source: FIVB
Rules for classification: Tiebreakers
7 August 2016 (2016-08-07)
15:00
v
Poland   3–0   Egypt
(25–18, 25–20, 25–17)
Result Statistics
Ginásio do Maracanãzinho, Rio de Janeiro
Attendance: 5,658
Referees: Juraj Mokrý (SVK), Susana Rodríguez (ESP)

9 August 2016 (2016-08-09)
20:30
v
Cuba   0–3   Egypt
(22–25, 15–25, 22–25)
Result Statistics
Ginásio do Maracanãzinho, Rio de Janeiro
Attendance: 5,016
Referees: Rogerio Espicalsky (BRA), Denny Cespedes (DOM)

11 August 2016 (2016-08-11)
11:35
v
Russia   3–0   Egypt
(25–11, 25–17, 25–9)
Result Statistics
Ginásio do Maracanãzinho, Rio de Janeiro
Attendance: 6,665
Referees: Paulo Turci (BRA), Ibrahim Al-Naama (QAT)

13 August 2016 (2016-08-13)
09:30
v
Iran   3–0   Egypt
(28–26, 25–22, 25–16)
Result Statistics
Ginásio do Maracanãzinho, Rio de Janeiro
Attendance: 6,262
Referees: Andrey Zenovich (RUS), Rogerio Espicalsky (BRA)

15 August 2016 (2016-08-15)
09:30
v
Argentina   3–0   Egypt
(25–16, 25–19, 25–20)
Result Statistics
Ginásio do Maracanãzinho, Rio de Janeiro
Attendance: 8,175
Referees: Luis Macias (MEX), Arturo Di Giacomo (BEL)

WeightliftingEdit

Egyptian weightlifters have qualified six men's and three women's quota places for the Rio Olympics based on their combined team standing by points at the 2014 and 2015 IWF World Championships. The team must allocate these places to individual athletes by June 20, 2016.[42]

Men
Athlete Event Snatch Clean & Jerk Total Rank
Result Rank Result Rank
Ahmed Saad −62 kg 133 5 161 7 294 5
Mohamed Ihab −77 kg 165 4 196 3 361  
Ibrahim Abdelbaki 152 9 186 9 338 9
Ragab Abdelhay −94 kg 174 5 213 5 387 5
Gaber Mohamed −105 kg 173 12 204 13 377 12
Ahmed Mohamed +105 kg 190 10 190 DNF
Women
Athlete Event Snatch Clean & Jerk Total Rank
Result Rank Result Rank
Esraa El-Sayed −63 kg 100 5 116 8 216 7
Sara Samir −69 kg 112 3 143 3 255  
Shaimaa Khalaf +75 kg 117 7 161 3 278 4

WrestlingEdit

Egypt has qualified a total of ten wrestlers for each of the following weight classes into the Olympic competition, as a result of their semifinal triumphs at the 2016 African & Oceania Qualification Tournament.[43]

On May 11, 2016, United World Wrestling decided to revoke an Olympic license from Egypt in men's freestyle 97 kg, due to doping violations at the African Qualification Tournament.[44]

Key:

  • VT – Victory by Fall.
  • PP – Decision by Points – the loser with technical points.
  • PO – Decision by Points – the loser without technical points.
  • ST – Technical superiority – the loser without technical points and a margin of victory of at least 8 (Greco-Roman) or 10 (freestyle) points.
Men's freestyle
Athlete Event Qualification Round of 16 Quarterfinal Semifinal Repechage 1 Repechage 2 Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Mohamed Zaghloul −86 kg Bye   Ceballos (VEN)
L 0–3 PO
Did not advance 17
Diaaeldin Kamal −125 kg   Chebbi (TUN)
W 4–0 ST
  Ghasemi (IRI)
L 0–3 PO
Did not advance   Jarvis (CAN)
L 0–3 PO
Did not advance 9
Men's Greco-Roman
Athlete Event Qualification Round of 16 Quarterfinal Semifinal Repechage 1 Repechage 2 Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Haithem Mahmoud −59 kg Bye   Yun W-c (PRK)
L 1–3 PP
Did not advance 12
Adham Ahmed Saleh −66 kg Bye   Arutyunyan (ARM)
L 0–4 ST
Did not advance Bye   Ryu H-s (KOR)
L 0–3 PO
Did not advance 18
Mahmoud Fawzy −75 kg   Mursaliyev (AZE)
L 1–3 PP
Did not advance 15
Ahmed Othman −85 kg Bye   Beleniuk (UKR)
L 0–4 ST
Did not advance Bye   Bayryakov (BUL)
L 1–3 PP
Did not advance 14
Hamdy El-Said −98 kg Bye   Alexuc-Ciurariu (ROU)
L 1–3 PP
Did not advance 10
Abdellatif Mohamed −130 kg   Chernetskyi (UKR)
L 0–4 ST
Did not advance 17
Women's freestyle
Athlete Event Qualification Round of 16 Quarterfinal Semifinal Repechage 1 Repechage 2 Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Enas Mostafa −69 kg Bye   Acosta (VEN)
W 3–1 PP
  Oliveira (BRA)
W 5–0 VT
  Vorobieva (RUS)
L 0–5 VT
Bye   Syzdykova (KAZ)
L 1–3 PP
5
Samar Amer −75 kg   Bukina (RUS)
L 1–3 PP
Did not advance 12

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