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PHOTO GALLERY: Egyptian weightlifters steal limelight with two bronze medals


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Egypt's Ahmed Afifi (C) plays a shot during the men's qualifying volleyball match between Cuba and Egypt at the Maracanazinho stadium in Rio de Janeiro on August 9, 2016, during the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. (AFP)
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Cuba's Javier Jimenez (L) plays the ball towards Egypt's Hossam Abdalla (2L) and Egypt's Mamdouh Abdelrehim during the men's qualifying volleyball match between Cuba and Egypt at the Maracanazinho stadium in Rio de Janeiro on August 9, 2016, during the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. (AFP)
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Egypt's Mohamed Amer (L) competes against South Korea's Gu Bongil during their men's individual sabre qualifying bout as part of the fencing event of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Carioca Arena 3 in Rio de Janeiro on August 10, 2016. (AFP)
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Reem Mansour (EGY) of Egypt competes in Archery. (REUTERS)
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Noura Mohamed of Egypt, left, and Ines Boubakri of Tunisia compete in a women's individual foil event at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2016. (AP)
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Noura Mohamed (EGY) of Egypt competes with Ines Boubakri (TUN) of Tunisia. (REUTERS)
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Noura Mohamed of Egypt, left, and Ines Boubakri of Tunisia compete in a women's individual foil event at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2016. (AP)
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Reem Mansour (EGY) of Egypt competes in Archery. (REUTERS)
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Sweden's centre back Jim Gottfridsson (back) vies with Egypt's right back Ahmed Elahmar during the men's preliminaries Group A handball match Egypt vs Sweden for the Rio 2016 Olympics Games at the Future Arena in Rio on August 9, 2016. (AFP)
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Egypt's Ali Mohamed tries to score during the men's preliminary handball match between Egypt and Sweden at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2016. (AP)
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Egypt's Mohamed Amer (R) competes against South Korea's Gu Bongil during their men's individual sabre qualifying bout as part of the fencing event of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Carioca Arena 3 in Rio de Janeiro on August 10, 2016. (AFP)
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Sara Ahmed (EGY) of Egypt claps her hands. (REUTERS)
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China's Xiang Yanmei (C) poses on the podium with silver medallist Kazakhstan's Zhazira Zhapparkul (L) and bronze medallist Egypt's Sara Ahmed after she won the Women's 69kg weightlifting competition at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro on August 10, 2016. (AFP)
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Sara Ahmed, of Egypt, competes in the women's 69kg weightlifting competition at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2016. (AP)
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Egypt's Sara Ahmed competes during the Women's 69kg weightlifting competition at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro on August 10, 2016. (AFP)
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Egypt's Sara Ahmed competes during the Women's 69kg weightlifting competition at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro on August 10, 2016. (AFP)
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Sara Ahmed (EGY) of Egypt competes. (REUTERS)
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Egypt's Sara Ahmed competes during the Women's 69kg weightlifting competition at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro on August 10, 2016. (AFP)
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Mohamed Ihab Youssef (EGY) of Egypt reacts. (REUTERS)
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Egypt's Sara Ahmed poses with her bronze medal on the podium of the Women's 69kg weightlifting competition at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro on August 10, 2016. (AFP)
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Mohamed Mahmoud, of Egypt, competes during the men's 77kg weightlifting competition at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2016. (AP)
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Mohamed Mahmoud, of Egypt, competes during the men's 77kg weightlifting competition at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2016. (AP)
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Egypt's Mohamed Mahmoud reacts while competing during the Men's 77kg weightlifting competition at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro on August 10, 2016. (AFP)
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Egypt's Mohamed Mahmoud poses with his bronze medal on the podium of the Men's 77kg weightlifting competition at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro on August 10, 2016. (AFP)
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Kazakhstan's Nijat Rahimov (C) poses on the podium with silver medallist China's Lyu Xiaojun (L) and bronz medallist Egypt's Mohamed Mahmoud after he won the Men's 77kg weightlifting competition at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro on August 10, 2016. (AFP)
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Sara Samir and Mohamed Ihab give Egypt two bronze medals in weightlifting at the Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games on Wednesday

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