Hedaya Malak wins the first prize for Egypt at the Tokyo Olympics 2020
Hedaya Malak’s medal is the first for Egypt in the current Olympics and the second in the player’s history, as she was previously crowned with bronze at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics
Hedaya Malak, a player for the Egyptian taekwondo team, beat Malia Pasika, a Tonga player, with an uneven score, after she achieved a 19-0 result in the consolation match for the weight of 67 kg, to qualify for the third place match and the American bronze medalist Peggy McPherson, to play the third place match and the American bronze medal Baiji Macpherson.
Hedaya Malak enters the consolation rounds after the British player qualified for the final
Egyptian champion Hedaya Malak entered the consolation roles after the British player qualified for the final round of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, and Hedaya Malak will face her American competitor Peggy McPherson at 2:00 pm for the bronze medal.
Hedaya Malak, a female taekwondo player, lost to Britain’s “3rd seed” Lauren Williams, 13-12 in the quarter-finals of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.
Hedaya Malak defeated French Magda Kenin in the round of 16 in the 67kg weight category, 11-10, to qualify for the quarter-finals.