Feryal Abdelaziz wins historic gold for Egypt at Tokyo 2020

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Egyptian karate player Feryal Abdelaziz made history after winning a gold Olympic medal in the women’s kumite +61kg event, on Saturday, as she defeated Azerbaijan’s Irina Zaretska 2-0 in the final round of the tournament.

Egypt has so far won six medals in Tokyo 2020, the country’s most medals won at a single Olympic Games.

Abdelaziz was the first Egyptian woman to win a gold medal at the Olympic Games. It was also Egypt’s eighth gold medalist at the Olympic Games since 1912 and Egypt’s first gold medalist since the 2004 Athens Olympic Games.

Abdelaziz, 22, defeated Sofya Berultseva of Kazakhstan 5-4 in the semifinals of the competition to reach the finals.

On 6 August 2021, Giana Farouk won Egypt’s first ever medal in karate after securing a bronze in the women’s kumite -61kg event.

Also on Saturday, Ahmed El Gendy won a silver medal in the Men’s Modern Pentathlon. The 21-year-old was the first Egyptian and Arab to have a medal in this marathon sport. 

Earlier, Egypt’s Hedaya Malak and Seif Eissa won bronze medals in taekwondo, while Mohamed Elsayed won bronze in Geco-Roman wrestling.

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