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London 2012: Egypt to send largest-ever female delegation to Olympics

34 of Egypt's 112 athletes at London Olympics will be women in the largest female contingent from any Arab or Islamic country

Doaa Badr, Wednesday 11 Jul 2012
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Salma El-Said, Arab and African Champion in Gymnastics (Photo: Reuters)
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Egypt will send it largest-ever delegation of female athletes to an Olympic Games this summer when 34 women compete for the nation at the 2012 London Games.

The number breaks the previous record of 29 Egyptian women athletes at the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

It is also the largest female delegation from any Arab or Islamic nation.

Egypt will be sending 112 athletes in total to London, the second largest number in the country's history after the 1984 event in Los Angeles.

The women will be participating in 13 of the 19 sports contested by Egypt.

Nine will compete in synchronised swimming, five in fencing, three in gymnastics, three in table tennis, three in weightlifting, two in rowing, two in shooting, two in taekwondo, and one each in modern pentathlon, archery, wrestling, athletics, and badminton.

In Beijing, Noha Abd-Rabbo came 5th in Taekwondo +67 kg, while Aya Medani came 8th in the modern pentathlon.

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Ahmet
25-07-2012 04:45pm
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Turkey sends more women
The headline of the news says that "34 of Egypt's 112 athletes at London Olympics will be women in the largest female contingent from any Arab or Islamic country". However, Turkey sends 66 women athletes out of a total of 114 strong delegation. The author either does not regard Turkey as a Muslim country or he/she is simply wrong.
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Shebs
13-07-2012 12:30pm
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Bravo Egypt
We can all see now that the Muslim Brotherhood are not going to decrease women activities and participation in different fields of life.
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Ahmad Shawki
29-07-2012 05:29pm
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Just give'em time
Any achievements by the Egyptian Olympic team will be no thanks to the Brotherhood
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expat
11-07-2012 08:06pm
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tides break
hi it takes always a time,before the tide of political goals break,so this time the female egyptian sportsters should thank mubharaks wife on knees,that she was modern....when the new system is in place,they can go as cheerleaders under the niqab..... should we bet?
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Yassin
11-07-2012 07:48pm
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Excellent news
See brotherhood didn't ask women to stay Home. Bravo egypt
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expat
12-07-2012 06:00am
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not yet,they have power only for some days now
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