London 2012: Wrestler Karam Gaber guarantees Egypt second medal

Eslam Omar, Monday 6 Aug 2012

Egypt's Karam Gaber through to the final of the London Games 84kg Greco-Roman wrestling on Monday

Karam Gaber

Egyptian wrestler reached 84kg Greco-Roman wrestling finals of 2012 London Olympics after defeating Damian Janikowski of Poland 2-1 on Monday.

The 33-year-old, who handed Egypt their last gold medal when he won the 96kg at the expense of Turkey's Mehmet Ozal in the 2004 Athens Games, defeated Melonin Noumonvi of France in the quarterfinals.

Gaber will be the second Egypt’s medalist in this tournament after Alaaeldin Abouelkassem who clinched fencing silver.

He will fight against Alan Khugaev of Russia in the final late Monday.

Egypt has won seven Olympic gold medals in history. Should Gaber secure the eighth, he will be the only Egyptian athlete to win two gold medals.

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