Mohamed Ali Rashwan (Arabic: محمد علي رشوان, born 16 January 1956) is an Egyptian judoka. At the 1984 Summer Olympics he won the silver medal in the men's Open Class category.

Mohamed Ali Rashwan
Rashwan in 2019
Personal information
Native nameمحمد علي رشوان
Citizenship Egypt
Born (1956-01-16) January 16, 1956 (age 68)
Alexandria, Egypt
Weight class+95 kg, Open
Achievements and titles
Olympic GamesSilver (1984)
World Champ.Silver (1985, 1987)
Medal record
Men's judo
Representing  Egypt
Olympic Games
Silver medal – second place 1984 Los Angeles Open
World Championships
Silver medal – second place 1985 Seoul Open
Silver medal – second place 1987 Essen +95 kg
Mediterranean Games
Gold medal – first place 1987 Lattaquié +95 kg
Gold medal – first place 1987 Lattaquié Open
Bronze medal – third place 1983 Casablanca Open
Profile at external databases
Updated on 19 June 2023

Life edit

Born in Alexandria in Egypt, His first international participation was in 1972 in Czechoslovakia and Spain. he retired in 1992 and is now member of the Egyptian Judo Federation and an international judo judge.

Achievements edit

In 1984, he lost the finals to Japan's Yasuhiro Yamashita, who tore a right calf muscle in the preliminaries. Rashwan stated that he did not aim for Yamashita's right leg because he did not regard that as a fair play, and was subsequently given an award from the International Fairplay Committee.[3]

He also won the gold medal in the heavyweight and open class category in the African Championship in 1982 and 1983.

References edit

  1. ^ International Fairplay Committee
  2. ^ a b World Judo Championship on HickoSport website Archived 2012-09-14 at
  3. ^ "International Fair Play Committee - Mohamed Ali Rashwan". 23 June 2015.

External links edit