The eyes of all followers of different sports are heading towards the Japanese capital, Tokyo, to follow the Olympic Games, which are currently being played, and will continue until August 8.
The Egyptian delegation in Tokyo is the largest in the history of Egyptian Olympic participation, as the number of players reached 146, with 134 main players divided into 86 male and 48 female players, in addition to 12 reserves, according to what the Olympic Committee sent to its international counterpart.
Egypt succeeded in achieving two bronze medals, which came through Hedaya Malak, a taekwondo player, after defeating the American player in the consolation competitions, and Hedaya stood on the podium next to the gold and silver players. He reached the semi-finals of the men’s singles 80 kg competition before finally winning the bronze medal.
But there are players who kidnapped the hearts of Egyptians during the current competitions, but the draw prevented them from snatching a medal for Egypt, and they were satisfied with the honorable representation of the Pharaohs, and the fans depend on them in the upcoming competitions.
We review the most prominent players who starred in the Olympics so far and did not achieve a medal in the following report.
Omar Asr, a player for Al-Ahly Club and the Egyptian team for table tennis, stole the spotlight during his participation in the Tokyo Olympics, after the distinguished level he presented in the tournament and was close to achieving a medal, had it not been for the difficulty of the lottery that put him on the difficult path.
Omar bid farewell to the era of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, after losing to his competitor, Long Ma, the “first-ranked” Chinese player who won the World Table Tennis Championships 3 times, in addition to the gold of the last Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, in the quarter-finals with a score of 4/1. The results of the matches were as follows: 7/11, 9/11, 6/11, 13/11, and 6-11.
Omar Asr achieved a unique achievement after defeating his opponent, Yuan Chong, the Taiwanese player, with a score of 4/3, in the round of 16 match. The results of the matches were as follows: 11/8, 6/11, 11/8, 7/11, 11/9, 5 /11, 11/7.
Mohamed Maher Hamza
The Egyptian, Mohamed Maher Hamza, the fencing player, presented an impressive level during his participation in the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, after he overthrew the Italian Andrea Cassara, the world champion, 15/13 in the round of 16. 15/9, but a lot is expected of Mohamed Maher, especially in the upcoming Paris Olympics.
The national team in the Saber weapon succeeded in achieving a historic achievement for the Egyptian weapon after occupying fifth place in the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, by defeating Iran in the classification match with a score of 45-24. And the alternative that participated against Iran is Medhat Moataz.
This is considered the best position for Egypt in the arms teams, as the team won the eighth place in the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
The Egyptian team started its campaign against Japan in the final price, to win the team 45-32, but in the quarter-finals, the Egyptian team, ranked first, faced South Korea, and lost 45-37..
After that, the Egyptian team defeated the Russian team 45-41, to qualify for the confrontation with Iran and take the fifth place.