Rio 2016 Paralympics: Egyptian Heroes Defying Disabilities

Egyptian Paralympians massed a total of 12 medals in the Rio 2016 Paralympic games, that took place between 7 & 18th September.

The most awarded athletes were the Powerlifters, who took 11 of the 12 medals, beside the sitting volleyball champions who took the bronze in the game against Brazil, and Mostafa Fathalla’s silver in the men’s Athletics 100m.

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Egyptian Paralympians have always achieved success in their participations, ever since the 1976 Games in Toronto; the most successful participation having been the 1996 Atlanta games, where 8 gold medals, 11 silver and 11 bronze were won.

Sherif Osman won the gold in Powerlifting, after breaking his own record of 210.5 by 0.5 kg, and 11 more than the silver medalist.

Randa Tag won the second gold medal in women’s 86 kg, lifting 130 kg, 10.5 more than the silver medalist.

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The third gold medal was clinched by Mohamed Al-Deeb, at men’s 97 kg competition, lifting 237 (WOW!!!), 4 more than the silver medalist.

The silver medalists were: Mostafa Fathallah in Athletics 100m, and Rehab Ahmed Radwan, Fatma Omar, Mohamed El-Sayed Ahmed, Amr Farouk Mosaad in Powerlifting.

The bronze medalists were: Shaaban El-Dosouky, Amal Mahmoud Hanafy, Amany Ali Ibrahim El-Desouky as well as Men’s Sitting Volleyball Team, who defeated Brazil 3-2 to claim third plae.

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