Weightlifting: Egypt’s Saad finishes fifth in 62kg competition

Ahram Online , Tuesday 9 Aug 2016

Weightlifting: Egypt’s Saad

Egypt’s Ahmed Saad finished fifth in the 62kg weightlifting competition at the Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games on Monday, four positions higher  than his outcome at the London Games in 2012.

Saad totaled 294kg in the overall result of the snatch and clean and jerk, with a failure to hoist the final 164 kg in the clean and jerk proving costly as he seemed on course to compete for a bronze medal.

Mohamed Ihab, Egypt’s most high-profile weightlifter at the Olympics, will feature in the 77kg event on Wednesday.

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