Athletics: Egypt's runner Fatma El-Sharnoubi faints after 800m event

Ahram Online , Wednesday 17 Aug 2016
Fatma Nagib El Sharnouby
Egypt's Fatma Nagib El Sharnouby is evacuated on a stretcher after she fainted following the Women's 800m Round 1 during the athletics event at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium in Rio de Janeiro on August 17, 2016. (AFP)

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Egypt's runner Fatma El-Sharnoubi fainted after competing in the women's 800m event at the Rio de Janeiro Games on Wednesday.

El-Sharnoubi was pictured being carried on a stretcher after taking part in the event. It was not immediately clear why she had fainted.

She finished last among eight runners in heat 4 with 2:21.24 minutes. Her overall rank was 63 among 64 participants. 

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