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Egypt grabs fourth place in African Canoeing-Kayak Championship

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Egyptians bring home 11 medals – 4 gold, 3 silver and 4 bronze

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Egypt’s national team scored 11 medals in the African Canoeing-Kayak Championship in Tunisia to claim fourth place overall, bagging four gold medals, three silver and four bronze.

Egypt’s Karim Emad took one gold medal in the junior men’s 200 m category in addition to two silver medals in junior men’s 1,000 m.

Other gold medals were achieved by MennatAllah Hassan in the junior women’s 500 m and junior women’s 200 m categories. Along with Sama Farouk, Hassan scored her third golden medal in junior women’s 200 m category for pairs, and a silver medal in junior women’s 500 m for pairs.

Ziad Mohamed and Aly Hassan scored a bronze medal in junior men’s 1000 m in the pairs category, as did Mai Ahmed and Sama Farouk scored for the junior women’s 200 m for pairs.

Meanwhile, Mai Ahmed alone scored a bronze in the Canoe Slalom for junior women, while MennatAllah Hassan bagged her bronze in the Kayak Marathon for individuals.

The African Canoeing-Kayak Championship ran from 21 to November, with Egypt’s team having arrived in Tunisia’s capital on 19 November.

Egyptian players who participated in the championship were Karim Emad, MennatAllah Hassan, Sama Farouk, Ziad Mohamed, Aly Hassan, Ahmed Wagdy, Mostafa Saeed, Mohamed Alaa, Amr Abdel Hamid and Amr Mohamed.

The Tunisian Canoe Federation organised the championship, which included the Seventh African Sprint Championships from 21 to 23 November, the First Africa Marathon Championship on the 23rd and Regional Canoe Slalom Championships on the 24th.

The event took place at the International Rowing Canal “Tunis Lake” in Tunis. Fifteen countries participated in the competition and Tunisia alone won 34 medals to top the standings.


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