Paralympic weightlifters Mahmoud Attia and Fatma Omar took Egypt’s tally to four medals at the Tokyo Paralympics on Saturday after both won the silver medals in powerlifting.
Attia and Omar won the silver medal in the Men's 72kg and Women’s 67Kg events respectively.
Attia lifted 191 Kg, and came second after Bonnie Bunyau Gustin of Malaysia who won the gold medal after lifting 228 kg.
Meanwhile, Omar lifted 127 kg, and came second after China’s Tan Yujiao who won the gold medal.
Saturday’s silver medal is the sixth Olympic medal in Omar’s career as she previously won four gold medals in Sydney 2000 Paralympics, Athens 2004, Beijing 2008 and London 2012. She also won the silver medal in Rio 2016 Paralympics.
On Friday, Paralympic weightlifters Sherif Othman and Rehab Radwan brought Egypt its first two medals at the Tokyo Paralympic, with each earning a silver in the Men’s 59 kg and women’s 50 kg competitions.
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