Tokyo 2020 Day 16 summary: Egypt's Abdelaziz wins gold medal in karate, Elgendy clinches silver medal in modern pentathlon

Ahram Online , Saturday 7 Aug 2021

Ahram Online provides a summary of how Egyptian athletes fare on Saturday

Feryal Abdelaziz
Feryal Abdelaziz of Egypt, left, and Elena Quirici of Switzerland compete in the women s kumite 61kg elimination round for karate at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Saturday, Aug. 7, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan (AP)


14:45  The artistic swimming team finished eighth out of nine sides in the free routine final with 157.9147 points.

14:30 Karateka Feryal Abdelaziz gives Egypt its first gold medal since the 2004 Athens Games, defeating Azerbaijan's Irina Zaretska 2-0 in the final of the +61kg category.

13:50 Karateka Feryal Abdelaziz will contest the gold medal in the +61kg category after securing a 5-4 victory over Kazakhstan's Sofya Berultseva in the semi-final.

12:55 Ahmed Elgendy gave Egypt its first ever Olympic medal in modern pentathlon after winning silver on Saturday. Elgendy came second in the general ranking with 1477 points, five points behind gold medal winner Joseph Choong of Great Britain.

Elgendy points came as follows:

Swimming: 316
Fencing: 209
Riding: 284
Laser-Run: 688

11:30 The handball team missed out on what would have been a historic medal after losing 33-31 to Spain in the bronze medal contest. 

10:00 Karateka Feryal Abdelaziz held to a 0-0 draw against Algeria's Lamya Matoub in her final game to reach the semifinal and ensure a new medal for Egypt.

09:30 Karateka Feryal Abdelaziz loses its first game in the elimination round Group B of the +61kg after two opening wins, falling 9-7 to Iran's Hamideh Abbasali. She will play Algeria's Lamya Matoub in her final game, which will decide whether she will qualify for the semis. 

08:10 Ahmed Elgendy timed 1:57.13m to finish fifth in Heat 6 of the swimming 200m freestyle, his second event of Modern Pentathlon. Former Egypt athlete Amr Elgeziry, who represented Egypt in three Olympic Games (2008, 2012, 2016) set a new Olympic record of 1:52.96m now representing US team.

08:05 Karateka Feryal Abdelaziz has won by Senshu (3-3) against Elena Quirici of Switzerland in the elimination round Group B of the +61kg event. She will play next Hamideh Abbasali of Iran.

07:45 Ahmed Hamed has timed 2:06.58m to finish third in Heat 2 of the swimming 200m freestyle, his second event of Modern Pentathlon.

07:30 Karateka Feryal Abdelaziz has won 4-0 against Li Gong of China in the elimination round Group B of the +61kg event. She will play next Elena Quirici of Switzerland.

05:55 Egypt’s Rhythmic Gymnastic team have scored 33.050 points to rank 13th out of 14 contestants after the second rotation in the qualifying round. Th Egyptian girls have an overall rank of 13 with a total of 69.350 points. The top 8 teams advance to the final.

04:20 Egypt’s Rhythmic Gymnastics team have scored 36.300 points to rank 11th out of 14 contestants after the first rotation in the qualifying round.

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