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Egypt win All African Games 2015

Egypt snatch the All African Games 2015 title with 193 medals and two days to spare

Mahmoud Elassal , Friday 18 Sep 2015
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Egypt have officially claimed the 2015 All African Games title after winning 193 medals, including 76 golds, beating title-holders South Africa with two days remaining in the games schedule.

The 11th All-Africa Games are being held from 4-19 September in Brazzaville, Congo. This year marks the 50th anniversary of the games, which were first hosted in Brazzaville in 1965.

Competitions took place in 22 separate sports, as well as two disability sports, athletics and weightlifting.

Egypt won 14 gold medals in the men's weightlifting event, while the women gained 11 gold medals. Moreover, Egypt also won seven gold medals in fencing and 11 gold medals in swimming -- although they were still far behind South Africa, who claimed 25 swimming medals.

Egypt currently top the ranking table with 193 medals -- 76 gold, 56 silver and 61 bronze. The Egyptians could yet increase their tally of medals as they will contest the basketball final on Friday against Angola, while the handball team are strong favorites to win the gold on Saturday.

The 2011 winners, South Africa, are second, with a total of 121 medals -- 41 gold, 41 silver and 39 bronze. Algeria are in third place with 117 medals, including 39 golds.

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