Preview: Egypt's Olympic handball team face easy test against Bahrain; wrestlers to start mission

Egypt's handball team, who are eyeing their first ever Olympic medal in handball, are scheduled to face Bahrain at 04:00, Cairo local time (GMT+2)

Mahmoud Elassal , Saturday 31 Jul 2021
Egypt s left back Yehia Elderaa is challenged during the men s preliminary round group B handball ma
Egypt s left back Yehia Elderaa is challenged during the men s preliminary round group B handball match between Sweden and Egypt of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at the Yoyogi National Stadium in Tokyo on July 30, 2021. (Photo by Daniel LEAL-OLIVAS / AFP)

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Already qualified to the quarterfinals of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, Egypt’s male handball team will face an easy mission against Bahrain in the final matchday of the preliminary round of Group B early on Sunday.

The Pharaohs are 2nd in Group B with 6 points after claiming 3 victories over Portugal, Japan, and Sweden, and one loss against World Champions Denmark in the previous games.

Egypt’s handball team, who are eyeing their first ever Olympic medal in handball, are scheduled to face Bahrain at 04:00, Cairo local time (GMT+2).

“We will concentrate on the game against Bahrain to secure an advanced place in the group’s ranking,” Egyptian handball legend Ahmed El-Ahmar told a television programme.

“We accomplished a great achievement by reaching the quarterfinals of the Olympic Games after 20 years of absence, so we have to concentrate on every game we will play without thinking about our opponents in the next round,” El-Ahmar added.

Regarding wrestling, Egyptian wrestler Abdel-Latif Mohamed Ahmed will kick off his mission in the Tokyo Olympic Games when he faces the 2018 World Champion Serge Semenov of Ryssian Olympic Committee (ROC), who won the bronze medal in Rio five years ago, in the Men’s Greco-Roman 130kg 1/8 final. The game will start at 04:00 Cairo local time (GMT+2).

Egyptian wrestler Samar Amer Ibrahim Hamza will also face the 2019 World Champion Natalia Vorobieva of ROC, who won the Gold Medal in London 2012 and Silver in Rio 2016 in the Women’s Freestyle 76kg 1/8 final early on Sunday at 04:00 (GMT+2)

Wrestler Haitham Mahmoud Ahmed will play against 2021 European Champions and 2018 World Champion Sergey Emelin of ROC in the Men’s Greco-Roman 60kg 1/8 final as well at 04:15 (GMT+2)

In fencing, Egypt’s foil team will face France in the Men’s Foil Team quarterfinal 4 at 3:45 Cairo local time (GMT+2).

In table tennis, Egypt’s female and male teams will face Romania and China at 03:00 and 12:30 (GMT+2) respectively in the round of 16 on Sunday.

Check Team Egypt’s squad.

Check Team Egypt’s schedule and results. 

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