Weightlifter Abdelhady clinches sixth medal for Egypt at Tokyo Paralympics

Ahmed Abd El Rasoul , Sunday 29 Aug 2021

Egypt won its two first medals in the prestigious Tokyo event on Friday before adding three other medals to its tally on Saturday


Paralympic weightlifter Hany Abdelhady clinched the sixth medal for Egypt at the Tokyo Paralympics early on Sunday after winning the bronze medal in powerlifting.

The 24-year old Abdelhady won the bronze medal in the Men’s 88 kg event after lifting 214kg, coming third after gold medal winner Abdelkareem Khattab of Jordan and silver medalist Ye Jixiong of China.

Sunday’s medal is the second Olympic medal in Abdelhady’s career as he previously won the gold medal in the 2012 London Olympics.

On Saturday, Paralympic weightlifter Mohamed Sobhy won the bronze medal in the Men’s 80 kg event after lifting 212 Kg. Also, weightlifters Mahmoud Attia and Fatma Omar won silver medals in the Men's 72kg and Women’s 67Kg events respectively.

On Friday, weightlifters Sherif Othman and Rehab Radwan brought Egypt its first two medals at the Tokyo Paralympic, with each earning a silver medal in the Men’s 59 kg and women’s 50 kg competitions.

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