Two of Egypt's greco-roman wrestlers exit Rio after succumbing to tough Ukrainian job

Ahram Online , Monday 15 Aug 2016
Abdellatif Mohamed
Egypt's Abdellatif Mohamed Ahmed Mohamed (red) wrestles with Ukraine's Oleksandr Chernetskyy in their men's 130kg greco-roman qualification match on August 15, 2016, during the wrestling event of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Carioca Arena 2 in Rio de Janeiro. (AFP)

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Egypt's Greco-Roman wrestlers Abdellatif Mohamed and Ahmed Saad lost by Great Superiority 9-0 in the qualifying round of the Greco-Roman wrestling 130 kg and 85 kg events respectively.

It was no shocking result as Abdellatif Mohamed was beaten by Oleksandr Chernetskyy of Ukraine who was the winner of the bronze medal of the 2015 World Championship in the 130 kg event.

In another Ukrainian job, Ahmed Saad was also dominated 9-0 by the 2015 World champion Zhan Beleniuk, who also won the 2016 European title in the 85 kg event.

Saad had the chance of playing in the repechage round 2 as Beleniuk reached the final. The Egyptian wrestler lost to Nikolay Bayryakov of Bulgaria 2-1 later on Monday

Last Sunday, Mahmoud Fawzy Rashad, 24, lost to Elvin Mursaliyev of Azerbaijan in the under 75 kg event while Haitham Mahmoud lost 8-3 to Chol Yun of DPR Korea in the 59 kg event.

Egypt's wrestling Greco-Roman team headed to Rio 2016 games with six wrestlers, two of them are yet to compete in the games: Adham Ahmed Saleh, 66 kg, and Hamdy Mostafa, 98 kg will both kick off their campaign on Tuesday.

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