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Egypt’s ElSaied Ragab scheduled to referee table tennis in Rio

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ElSaied Ragab of Egypt was selected on Tuesday as an umpire for the 2016 Summer Paralympics in Egypt.  He will be part of the largest delegation of African umpires ever at the Olympic and Paralympic Games.


The Egyptian umpire has had extensive experience at the international level, including serving at the 2012 World Team Table Tennis Championships. Ragab will be joined in Egypt by countryperson Magdy Edriss, who has been selected to umpire at the 2016 Olympic Games.

49 umpires have been selected by the IITF to officiate at either the Olympic or Paralympic Games.  Only three African countries had umpires selected among this group, Nigeria, Algeria and Egypt.

Laura Hale
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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. She has a PhD in Communications from the University of Canberra.

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