Egypt rowers El-Banna, Negm exit Olympics after great displays

Ahram Online , Saturday 13 Aug 2016
Abdelkhalek Elbanna
Egypt's Abdelkhalek Elbanna sits on his boat after the Men's Single Sculls Quarterfinal rowing competition at the Lagoa stadium during the Rio 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro on August 9, 2016. (AFP)

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Egyptiian rowers Nadia Negm and Abdel-Khaleq El-Banna have waved the Rio 2016 Olympics goodbye after putting in great displays in the tournament.

The 28-year-old El-Banna finished fourth in the Final D timing 6:54.94, coming tenth overall.

This means that the best-ever Olympic rowing achievement recorded by an Egyptian still belongs to Ali Ibrahim, who finished eighth in the Atlanta 1996 tournament.

Negm meanwhile recorded the best-ever placing by a female Egyptian rower at the Olympics after finishing sixth in the Single Sculls Women's Final D.

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