Egypt's Maryem Hamdi wins 1st Arab & African bronze medal in World Cup of Darts

Gouda Aboulnour from Esbjerg, Saturday 30 Sep 2023

Maryem Hamdi, the Egyptian darts champion, won on Friday the bronze medal at the 2023 World Cup of Darts in Denmark, becoming the first Arab and African player to achieve a podium finish in the major tournament.

Maryem Hamdi

No Arab or African players have ever reached this stage of competition or won a medal over the 23 previous editions of the World Cup of Darts.

Maryem Hamdi had a great chance of winning the silver medal had it not been for the unfortunate draw that pitted her against the famous English player Baji.

England is one of the strongest darts teams worldwide. Darts competitions were originated in England.

The members of the Egyptian delegation spent an excellent Friday evening at the Hotel Residence in the town of Esbjerg in Denmark, celebrating the great feat.

Egyptian Ambassador in Copenhagen Karim Sharif congratulated the darts team on winning the bronze medal.

The World Darts Federation also eulogized the impressive triumph in an article posted Saturday on its official website titled "A historic moment for Egyptian darts in Denmark."

In the quarterfinals, Maryem Hamdi turned around a 2-1 defeat to Mongolia's Nomontia (3-2), only to find herself up against England's Baji; a gold medalist, in the semi-finals, clinching the bronze medal.

With 54 countries competing for the prize, the World Cup of Darts kicked off on 22 September and will conclude on 1 October.

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