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.