Ali Ibrahim

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Ali Ibrahim
Ali Ibrahim Rowing M1x.jpg
Headshot of Ali Ibrahim Rowing M1x
Personal information
Full name Ali Ibrahim
Born (1971-12-19)December 19, 1971
Al Sharqia, Egypt
Died March 28, 2010(2010-03-28) (aged 38)
Cairo, Egypt
Height 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in)[1]
Weight 85 kilograms (187 lb)[1]
Sport Rowing
Event(s) Men's single scull, quads, eights
Club Police Rowing Club, Al-Qahira
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s) Men's single scull: 6:52.11 (1996)
Updated on 2 January 2013.

Ali Ibrahim (19 December 1971 – 28 March 2010) was an Egyptian rower who competed at four Olympic Games. He also has multiple World Rowing Championship medals, including 3 silver medals and 2 bronze medals.

Life and rowing career[edit]

Ali Ibrahim was born on December 19, 1971, in Al Sharqia, Egypt. He began rowing in 1990.

He became the most successful Egyptian rower, when he finished 8th in the men's single scull at the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta, Georgia, in the United States, and 6th at the 1997 World Championships in Aiguebelette, France.[2] He competed in the single again at the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney, Australia, and although he moved into team boats, rowing in the eight and quad for the World Championships, he competed in the single scull again at the 2004 and 2008 Olympic Games in Athens and Beijing, respectively.


He died on March 28, 2010, when a speeding car hit him as he was crossing Salah Salem Street in Nasr City in Cairo, Egypt, on his way to train the Egyptian national rowing team.[3]

Achievements and titles[edit]

  • World Cup Medals: 3 silver medals, 2 bronze medals

Olympic Games[edit]

World Cups[edit]

World Championships[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Ali Ibrahim". Olympic Sports. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 2 January 2013. 
  2. ^ "Biography". World Rowing. Retrieved January 2012. 
  3. ^ "Best Rower Dies". Al Ahram Weekly Online (Cairo). 1–7 April 2010.