Taekwondo fighter Hedaya Malak raises Egypt's hopes for a first medal in Tokyo

Mahmoud Elassal , Monday 26 Jul 2021

All eyes will be on the game scheduled to start at 14:00 CLT Cairo local time (12:00 GMT)

Hedaya Wahba
Egypt s Hedaya Wahba (Blue) and Britain s Lauren Williams (Red) compete in the taekwondo women s -67kg quarter-final bout during the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at the Makuhari Messe Hall in Tokyo on July 26, 2021. AFP

Egypt's Taekwondo fighter Hedaya Malak smashed Malia Paseka of Tonga 19-0 in the Women -67kg repechage on Monday to set up a crunch showdown against Paige Mcpherson of USA for a bronze medal later today.

The game is scheduled to start at 14:00 CLT Cairo local time (12:00 GMT).

The 2016 bronze medalist Malak started her mission in the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games early on Monday by beating Magda Wiet-Henin of France 11-10 in the Women’s Round of 16 of the -67kg event.

However, the Egyptian star lost 12-13 to Lauren Williams of Great Britain in the Women's quarter finals of the -67kg event later in the day.

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