5 Egyp­tian weightlifters com­pete in 2018 IWF World Cham­pi­onships in Turk­menistan

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The In­ter­na­tional Weightlift­ing Fed­er­a­tion (IWF) World Cham­pi­onship will kick off Thurs­day in Ash­ga­bat, Turk­menistan, and will con­tinue un­til 10 No­vem­ber.

This tour­na­ment will wit­ness the re­turn of great weightlifters and the coun­tries that were sus­pended in pre­vi­ous com­pe­ti­tions.

Egypt will par­tic­i­pate in the tour­na­ment with five play­ers, in­clud­ing Sara Samir in the women’s 71kg weight class; Shaimaa Kha­laf in the +87 kg weight class;MoustafaWahid in the 73 kg weight clas;, Mo­hamed Ehab in the 81 kg weight class, and Ahmed Ashour in the 89 kg weight class.

The Egyp­tian na­tional team will en­ter this com­pe­ti­tion un­der the lead­er­ship of coach Mo­hamed Mousa al-Deeb, and will be as­sisted by Mo­hamed Hosny. The Egyp­tian mis­sion will be headed by Moustafa Al-Lozy, mem­ber of the Egyp­tian Weightlift­ing Fed­er­a­tion’s board of di­rec­tors.

The Egyp­tian team aims to achieve good re­sults in this com­pe­ti­tion,es­pe­cially as it is one of the world cham­pi­onships qual­i­fy­ing for the 2020 Sum­mer Olympics in Tokyo.

Egypt won six medals in the 2017 IWF World Cham­pi­onship held in the US,in­clud­ing four golds,one sil­ver,and one bronze.

In the US, Mo­hamed Ehab, win­ner of a bronze medal at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro,won three gold medals. He lifted 165kg in the snatch and 196kg in the clean and jerk to achieve a to­tal of 361kg. He won two medals for the snatch and clean and jerk con­tests and one for the over­all re­sult.Also,Sara Samir won the 69 kg clean and jerk gold medal, while Shaimaa Kha­laf won sil­ver and bronze in the +90 kg weight class.

Samir was the first Egyp­tian woman to win an Olympic medal in the coun­try’s 104-year his­tory at the game.

SAMIR WAS THE FIRST EGYP­TIAN WOMAN TO WIN AN OLYMPIC MEDAL IN THE COUN­TRY’S 104YEAR HIS­TORY AT THE GAME

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