Sunday, August 12, 2012

Top Photos of Egyptian Athletes in the Olympics

Sigh. Today marks the end of two weeks of fantastic sporting entertainment that the Olympics has provided. London 2012 has reportedly been the most watched Olympics ever and will have undoubtedly left its mark on participants and observers alike. I know that I'm far more motivated to hit the gym, if only to be the 'chase' group to the incredible leaders in the running events (I mean, a 15 minute 5 km run? WOW!). It seems only fitting that today of all days, I provide a blog showcasing the top moments in Egypt's Olympic memories from 2012.

Despite a relatively poor showing as far as medals go, with Egypt only bringing home 2 silvers, 1 in fencing and 1 in wrestling, it cannot be denied that the Egyptian athletes went out and gave it their all. Although their initial participation in the games was marred by reports of being given false gear, there were more than enough positive memorable moments to leave a lasting impact. I've selected some of what I think are the top moments that capture some of Team Egypt's Olympic experience.

Egypt's team in the London 2012
Opening Ceremony

Egypt's silver medallist in the fencing, Alaaeldin Abouelkassem 
stands with gold medallist Lei Sheng of China,
and bronze medallist Choi Byungchul South Korea
Damir Sagolj  / REUTERS)

Sherine El Zeiny in the women's qualification
round of balance beam.
 (Dylan Martinez / Reuters)

Egyptian Synchronised Swimmers perform
in the finals of the free routine
(Samar Hassounah / Source)

Sherine El Zeiny leaves the gymnastics
competition after tearing a muscle

Egyptian Sprinter Amr Seoud

Egypt's men's football team in the quarter-finals
against Brazil.

On the left stands  Karam Gaber Ebrahim,
Egypt's silver medalist in men's wrestling.
(Reuters / Source)

Mohamed Abdel Baki of
Egypt's weghtlifting team
Quinn Rooney/Getty Images Europe)

Khalil K Abir Abdelrahman following a failed attempt
Ahmed Hegazi (L) and Mahmoud Alaa Eldin (R)
and New Zealand's Chris Wood

(Andrea Comas / Reuters)

Amro El Geziry of Egypt riding Magic Man
in the men's Modern Pentathlon

I hope everyone has enjoyed these incredible games as much as I have, and I cannot wait for Rio 2016.

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