President el-Sisi awards Egypt’s Olympic medalists

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Egypt’s Feryal Ashraf Abdelaziz, poses with her gold medal after winning the women's +61 kg karate competition at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. /CFP Image
Egypt’s Feryal Ashraf Abdelaziz, poses with her gold medal after winning the women’s +61 kg karate competition at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. /CFP Image

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi on Tuesday awarded his country’s Olympic medalists following the Tokyo 2020 Games that ended earlier this month.

The North African country finished at position 54, having won one gold medal, one silver medal and four bronze medals.

President el-Sisi awarded Feryal Ashraf Abdelaziz, who became the first female Egyptian to win a gold medal at the Olympic Games, a First Class Sports Medal. Abdelaziz won the gold medal in the women’s +61 kg karate competition.

The award follows another recognition ordered by the presidency last week to name a newly built Ring Road flyover, intersecting with Taha Hussein Axis in the Fifth Settlement in New Cairo, after Abdelaziz.

Ahmed Osama Ahmed El-Gendy, who clinched the silver medal in the Olympic men’s modern pentathlon, was awarded the Second Class Sports Medal.

The four bronze medalists – Lotfy Giana (Women’s Kumite Karate-61kg), Eissa Seif (Men’s Taekwondo-80kg), Malak Hedaya (Women’s Taekwondo-67kg) and Elsayed Mohamed Ibrahim Elsayed (Men’s Greco-Roman Wrestling-67kg) – were awarded the Third Class Sports Medal.

Egypt’s performance at the 2020 Olympics was the fourth-best by an African side.

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