Weightlifting: Egypt's Sara Samir wins gold at World championships

Ahram Online , Sunday 3 Dec 2017

Sara Samir
File Photo: Sara Samir (EGY) of Egypt poses with her medal. (Photo: Reuters)

Egyptian weightlifter Sara Samir clinched the gold medal in the International World Federation (IWF) championships in Anaheim, California on Sunday.

The 2016 Olympic bronze medalist lifted 136kg in the clean and jerk, failing in the three snatch attempts.

Samir is the first female in the country's history to win an Olympic medal after winning bronze at the Rio de Janeiro Games.

Earlier on Saturday, Mohamed Ihab gave the country its first gold medal in 66 years, winning three golds.

The country’s last gold medal at the World Championship was back in 1951, when the legendary Said Gouda and Ibrahim Shams triumphed in Milan in the 60kg and the 67.5kg contests respectively.

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