Mohamed Ali Rashwan

Mohamed Ali Rashwan (Arabic: محمد علي رشوان‎, born January 16, 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
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Rashwan in 2019
Personal information
Native nameمحمد علي رشوان
National teamEgyptian judoka National Team
Citizenship Egypt
Born (1965-01-16) January 16, 1965 (age 56)
Alexandria, Egypt
Country Egypt
Medal record


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.


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.


  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.

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