Osman Abdel Hafeez

Osman Abdel Hafeez (30 March 1917 – 14 August 1958) was an Egyptian fencer. He competed at the 1948 and 1952 Summer Olympics.[1] He was one of six members of the Egyptian fencing team who perished on board KLM Flight 607-E on 14 August 1958.[2]

Osman Abdel Hafeez
Personal information
Birth nameOsman Abdel Hafeez
Full nameOsman Abdel Hafeez Osman
NationalityEgyptian
Born(1917-03-30)30 March 1917
Shibin El Kom, Egypt
Died14 August 1958(1958-08-14) (aged 41)
KLM Flight 607-E - Hugo de Groot plane crash
ResidenceCairo, Egypt
Sport
CountryEgypt
SportFencing

Personal lifeEdit

Abdel Hafeez had three brothers, Saleh, Ibrahim, and Fathy, as well as two sisters: Zeinab and Fatma. He was married to Isis Ismail Sabry, the daughter of a renowned pediatrician. She is the sister of Ahmed Sabry his fellow fencing champion who was on the same doomed flight. He had a son, Ismail, and a daughter, Pakinam.[3]

Medals and honorsEdit

The main hall in the Egyptian Fencing Club is named after Abdel Hafeez, as well as a street in Nasr City, Cairo, Egypt and a school in his hometown of Shibin El Kom, Egypt.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Osman Abdel Hafeez Olympic Results". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 17 June 2010.
  2. ^ "Sports tragedies - The San Diego Union-Tribune". signonsandiego.com. Retrieved 18 September 2010.
  3. ^ a b "El Battal Osman Abdel Hafeez" - An Arabic biography from the series "Shabab Khaled" or "Immortal Youth" by Aboel Haggag Hafez - Volume 5