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Egyptian athletes win 12 medals at 2015 IPC Athletics Grand Prix in Dubai

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Egyptian flags raised during a medal ceremony at the 2015 IPC Athletics Grand Prix. Image credit: Egyptian Paralympic Committee اللجنة البارالمبية المصرية

Twith three more days of competition at the 2015 IPC Athletics Grand Prix in Dubai, Egyptian athletes have claimed 12 medals so far: 5 gold, 4 silver and 3 bronze.

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Metawa Abo Elkhir won Egypt’s first gold in the men’s F57 discus, setting a new African and World Record in the process with a throw of 45.81 meters.  Mahmoud Ramadan  El Attar won a bronze in the same event. Shahin Shahin won Egypt’s second gold in the men’s 100 meter T38 race with a time of 11,89. Ibrahim Ibrahim Badr won Egypt’s third gold in the men’s F56 discus.  Mahmoud Abdelsemia claimed bronze in the same event. Egypt’s fourth gold came from Mahmoud Ismail in the men’s javelin  F11-13/42/46/47.  Yaser Abdel Aze Elsayed won Egypt’s fifth gold in the men’s F55/56 javelin.

 

On the first day of competition, El Sayed Abdelm El Saber won silver in the men’s F35-38 javelin, and in the process set a new African record with a 48.22 meter throw. Mohamed Abdellatef won bronze in the 800 meter men  T37/38 race on the first day of competition.

 

On the second day of competition, F44 Ibrahim Ahmed Abdelwareth won a silver medal for Egypt in the men’s F42/F44 event.  He finished behind Great Britain’s F42 Aled Davies, who set a world record in the event.  Mohamed Mohamed Ramadan also won silver on the second day of competition. His medal came in the men’s F37/38 discus.

 

 

 

Laura Hale
About Laura Hale (2533 Articles)
Laura Hale is a sport journalist, specializing in Paralympic and disability sport news. Prior to helping found ParaSport-News, she spent two and a half years working as a journalist on Wikinews, a citizen journalism site. As a journalist, she has covered the 2012 Summer Paralympics in London, the 2013 IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships in La Molina, the 2014 Winter Paralympics in Sochi, and a number of other sporting events. She has additional experience with Paralympic sport having worked as a Wikipedian in Residence for the Australian and Spanish Paralympic Committees.

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