Javelin throw: Egypt's Ihab Abdel-Rahman boosted by Diamond win ahead of Rio Olympics

Ahram Online , Ahram Online , Sunday 29 May 2016

Ihab Abdelrahman
Egypt's Ihab Abdelrahman (Al-Ahram)

Egyptian javelin thrower Ihab Abdel-Rahman has expressed delight over his win at the Prefontaine Classic Diamond League meeting on Saturday with a surprising throw of 87.37 metres.

"I dedicate this win to the Egyptian fans and Ahly club fans and all who supported me lately," the 27-year-old told his club's official website Sunday.

"This is a good boost for me ahead of the Rio Olympics [in early August], as I am hoping I could deliver my best performance," he added.

Abdel-Rahman is a favourite for a medal in his discipline at the Olympic games since he became the first ever Egyptian athletics world medallist after snatching the silver in the javelin throw final of the 2015 IAAF World Championships in Beijing.

Read more about Prefontaine Classic Diamond League results here

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