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Body of Egyptian cyclist who collapsed in South Africa competition to arrive in Cairo Tuesday

Ahram Online , Tuesday 21 Mar 2017
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The body of Eslam Nasser, the Egyptian cyclist who collapsed while cycling on Monday in South Africa due to a sudden heart attack, is expected to arrive in Cairo on Tuesday at 5pm CLT.

The 22-year-old Nasser fell of his bicycle Monday while participating in the African Continental Track Cycling Championships in Durban, South Africa.

Nasser hoped to clinch the qualification for the 2017 World Track Championships.

Egyptian Cycling Federation President Wagih Azzam said that Nasser was suffering from a heart condition, though he had undergone checkups that cleared him for participation in the competition.

Nasser competed for Talae El-Geish club and a was prominent member of the Egyptian cycling team, winning the bronze medal in the Arab Championships in 2013 and finishing sixth in the African Continental Championship in Luxor in November 2016.

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