13 Inspiring Egyptian Women Who Won Medals at the Mediterranean Games

List of Egyptian Winners in the 18th Mediterranean Games

In Tarragona, Spain, between June 22nd and July 1st, one the most underrated sports events took place. The Mediterranean games is a big deal with 26 nations competing in 33 different sports and Egypt came in fifth with 45 medals, 18 gold, 11 silver and 16 bronze. Egyptian female athletes were especially inspiring, winning 15 medals. These are the winning women:

Nancy Taman

The 23 year old artistic gymnastic finished the women’s vault with a gold medal.

Giana Lotfy and Areeg Rashed

The Karate champions won silver for women less than 61 kg and bronze for women less than 50 kg prospectively.

Afaf Elhodhod

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The 22 year old sports shooter won bronze for women’s 10 meters air pistol.

Farida Othman

The 23 year old US born swimmer took home 3 medals: a gold medal for women’s 50 meters butterfly, another gold medal for women’s 50 meters freestyle and a bronze medal for women’s 100 meters butterfly making a historical record.

Nada Elsayed and Hedaya Wahba

Taekwondo champions Nada and Hedaya won silver for women’s less than 57 kg and bronze for women’s less than 67 kg.

Dina Meshref

The 24 year old Tennis Table champion one gold for women’s single after winning against Kinga Stefanska of Poland 4-0 and Renata Strbikova of the Czech Republic 4-1.

Sara Ahmed, Heba Ahmed and Dina Barakat

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Egyptian weightlifters took four medals home, 2 gold for Sara Ahmed and 2 bronze for Heba and Dina.

Samar Hamza

The 23 year old wrestler won a bronze medal for women’s freestyle 68 kg after winning against Spanish wrestler Noelia Lalin Canada and French wrestler Pauline Denise Lecarpentier.

Another unsung hero

A few weeks ago 30 years old Egyptian fencer and modern Pentathlon champion Aya Medany won the African fencing championship that was held in Tunisia continuing an amazing if not underrated and often overlooked athletic career and showing the world that Egyptian women are inspiring, accomplished and strong.

Written by Aya Mahmoud

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