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

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

Mahmoud Elassal , Monday 26 Jul 2021
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

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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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