Egypt at the 1996 Summer Olympics

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Egypt at the Olympic Games

Flag of Egypt
IOC code  EGY
NOC Egyptian Olympic Committee
Website www.egyptianolympic.org (Arabic) (English)
At the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta
Competitors 29 in 8 sports
Flag bearer Hosam Abdallah
Medals Gold
0
Silver
0
Bronze
0
Total
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Olympic history (summary)
Summer Games
* As the United Arab Republic
Winter Games
Intercalated Games
1906

Egypt, which is represented by the Egyptian Olympic Committee (EOC), competed at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, United States from July 19 to August 4, 1996. Twenty-nine Egyptian athletes, twenty-seven men and two women, competed in boxing, handball, judo, rowing, shooting, swimming, weightlifting, and wrestling, but the nation did not win any medals.[1]

Background[edit]

Prior to 1996, Egypt had sent athletes to fifteen editions of the Summer Olympic Games (three times as the United Arab Republic), the 1906 Intercalated Games, equestrian at the 1956 Summer Olympics, and the 1984 Winter Olympics.[note 1] Egypt's 1996 delegation was the smallest since 1976 and chose Hosam Abdallah, an Olympic veteran in handball, as its flagbearer in the opening ceremony.[2][3]

Results by event[edit]

Boxing[edit]

Egypt qualified four boxers for the Olympic tournament. Three of them, middleweight Kbary Salim, light-heavyweight Mohamed Mahmoud, and heavyweight Amrou Moustafa had placed fifth at the 1995 World Amateur Boxing Championships. Salim had also been the light-middleweight champion at the 1991 Mediterranean Games[4] and had competed in that category in the 1992 Olympic tournament.[5] All three were eliminated in the first round. The fourth, super-heavyweight Ahmed El-Said, received a bye in the round of 32, and was defeated by René Monse of Germany in the round of 16.[6]

Athlete Event Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Kbary Salim Middleweight  Hernández (CUB)
L 11-2
Did not advance
Mohamed Mahmoud Light-Heavyweight  Rojas (CUB)
L 20-9
Did not advance
Amrou Moustafa Heavyweight  Kshinin (RUS)
L 17-4
Did not advance
Ahmed El-Said Super-Heavyweight bye  Monse (GER)
L 12-9
Did not advance

Handball[edit]

Egypt qualified for the men's handball tournament by placing sixth at the 1995 World Men's Handball Championship, at the time the highest-ever placement for a squad from Africa.[7] They had also been the gold medalists at the 1995 All-Africa Games.[8] Half of the Egyptians were veterans of the 1992 tournament: Hosam Abdallah,[9] Ahmed El-Attar,[10] Ashraf Mabrouk Awaad,[11] Ahmed El-Awady,[12] Ahmed Belal,[13] Gohar Mohamed,[14] Yasser Mahmoud,[15] and Ayman Abdel Hamid Soliman.[16] Abdallah also served as the Egyptian flagbearer in the opening ceremonies of the Games.[2] In its first three matches, Egypt defeated Algeria 19-16, Brazil 31-20, and Germany 24-22, before losing to 25-20 to France and 20-19 to eventual silver medalists Spain, which caused them to be eliminated from the tournament. In the ranking round, the country was bested by Russia and thus finished in sixth.[17]

Preliminary group B
Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Points
 France 5 4 0 1 145 114 +31 8
 Spain 5 4 0 1 114 97 +17 8
 Egypt 5 3 0 2 113 103 +10 6
 Germany 5 3 0 2 121 112 +9 6
 Algeria 5 0 1 4 95 117 −22 1
 Brazil 5 0 1 4 100 145 −45 1
24 July
14:30
Egypt  19–16  Algeria

25 July
19:00
Egypt  31–20  Brazil

27 July
14:30
Egypt  24–22  Germany

29 July
10:00
France  25–20  Egypt

31 July
10:00
Spain  20–19  Egypt
5th Place Match
2 August
19:00
Russia  29–26  Egypt
Team roster
No. Pos. Name Date of birth (age) Height App. Goals Club
B Abdallah, HosamHosam Abdallah (1966-09-08)8 September 1966 (aged 29) 5 4
F Abdel Waress, SamehSameh Abdel Waress (1971-08-03)3 August 1971 (aged 24) 6 19
F Alfy, Ayman El-Ayman El- Alfy (1974-09-27)27 September 1974 (aged 21) 1.82 m 6 5 Egypt Port Said Club
B Ali, AhmedAhmed Ali (1973-01-10)10 January 1973 (aged 23) 6 2
B Attar, Ahmed El-Ahmed El- Attar (1967-04-13)13 April 1967 (aged 29) 2.02 m 5 25
B Awaad, Ashraf MabroukAshraf Mabrouk Awaad (1972-06-01)1 June 1972 (aged 24) 1.95 m 6 18 Egypt Al-Ahly
GK Awady, Ahmed El-Ahmed El- Awady (1970-01-03)3 January 1970 (aged 26) 2 0
B Belal, AhmedAhmed Belal (1968-03-12)12 March 1968 (aged 28) 1.90 m 5 8 Egypt El-Olympi
P Geioushy, Amro El-Amro El- Geioushy (1971-07-01)1 July 1971 (aged 25) 6 22 Egypt El-Olympi
B Hussein, SaberSaber Hussein (1974-02-20)20 February 1974 (aged 22) 1.94 m 1 0 Egypt Al-Ahly
F Mahmoud, KhaledKhaled Mahmoud (1969-12-15)15 December 1969 (aged 26) 1.81 m 1 3
B Mahmoud, YasserYasser Mahmoud (1964-02-23)23 February 1964 (aged 32) 1 0
P Mohamed, GoharGohar Mohamed (1973-01-31)31 January 1973 (aged 23) 1.93 m 5 11 Egypt Al-Ahly
GK Nakib, Mohamed Bakir El-Mohamed Bakir El- Nakib (1974-04-06)6 April 1974 (aged 22) 1.92 m 6 0 Egypt El-Olympi
GK Soliman, Ayman Abdel HamidAyman Abdel Hamid Soliman (1966-08-05)5 August 1966 (aged 29) 4 0
F Soliman, MahmoudMahmoud Soliman (1972-08-27)27 August 1972 (aged 23) 6 21

Judo[edit]

Egypt sent two judokas to the 1996 Olympic tournament. Bassel El Gharbawy, who competed in the half-heavyweight division, was the reigning African Champion and bronze medalist in the open division, as well as the 1994 Junior World bronze medalist.[18] After receiving a bye in the round of 32, El Gharbawy was defeated by Raymond Stevens of Great Britain in the round of 16 and eliminated from the tournament.[19] Heba Hefny, competing in the heavyweight category, was a veteran of the 1992 Olympic tournament, where she had lost her opening bout,[20] and attended the 1996 Olympics as the runner-up in both the heavyweight and open classes at the 1996 African Judo Championships.[21] She received a bye in the opening round and defeated Heidi Burnett of Australia in the quarterfinals to advance to the semifinals, where she was overcome by Beata Maksymowa of Poland. In the repechage, she lost against Christine Cicot of France, one of the upcoming bronze medalists.[22]

Men
Athlete Event Preliminary Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Repechage 1 Repechage 2 Repechage 3 Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Bassel El Gharbawy −95 kg N/A BYE  Stevens (GBR)
L
Did not advance
Women
Athlete Event Preliminary Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Repechage 1 Repechage 2 Repechage 3 Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Heba Hefny −72 kg N/A N/A BYE  Burnett (AUS)
W
 Maksymowa (POL)
W
 Christine Cicot (FRA)
L
Did not advance

Rowing[edit]

Egypt entered a single rower, Ali Ibrahim, into the Olympic tournament. Ibrahim had begun his international career only a year prior and had competed exclusively in the single sculls, achieving one second-place finish at the 1995 World Rowing Cup and 17th at the 1995 World Rowing Championships.[23] He was third in his heat in the opening round, but was second in his repechage heat, which qualified him for the semifinals, where he was fourth in his heat and missed qualifying for the "A" Final. In the "B" Final, he finished second, behind Rob Waddell, for an overall placement of eighth.[24]

Men
Athlete(s) Event Heats Repechage Semifinals Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Ali Ibrahim Single sculls 7:41.17 3 7:45.64 2 Q 7:22.43 4 6:52.11 8

Shooting[edit]

Egypt entered two shooters into the Olympic tournament, both in the skeet event. Mohamed Khorshed was a veteran of three prior Olympics, never placing higher than 33rd,[25] but had been the gold medalist in the discipline at the 1995 All-Africa Games.[26] He also earned gold at the 1993 African Shooting Championships and bronze at the 1995 edition.[27] Mostafa Hamdy, meanwhile, had been fourth and seventh at the 1993 and 1995 African Shooting Championships respectively.[27] Khorshed and Hamdy finished 45th and 47th respectively and failed to advance to the final.[28]

Men
Athlete Events Qualification Final Rank
Score Rank Score Rank
Mostafa Hamdy Skeet 112 =49 Did not advance =49
Mohamed Khorshed Skeet 113 =45 Did not advance =45

Swimming[edit]

Egypt was represented by two swimmers in the Olympic tournament. Tamer Zinhom had set national records in the 50 metre freestyle and butterfly events at the 1995 Egyptian Championships,[29] but placed fifth in his heat and 47th overall in the 50 m freestyle event at the Games and failed to advance. He also competed in the 100 m freestyle and butterfly and was eliminated from both after finishing 47th and 46th overall respectively.[30] Rania Elwani, a veteran of the 1992 Olympics, had won three gold medals at the 1995 All-Africa Games (in the 50, 100, and 200 metre freestyle races), in addition to silver in the 100 metre backstroke and butterfly events.[31] She competed in the 50, 100, and 200 m freestyle events, but never advanced beyond the heats.[32]

Men
Athletes Events Heat Finals
Time Rank Time Rank
Tamer Zinhom 50 m freestyle 24.02 47 Did not advance
100 m freestyle 52.16 47 Did not advance
100 m butterfly 56.46 =46 Did not advance
Women
Athletes Events Heat Finals
Time Rank Time Rank
Rania Elwani 50 m freestyle 26.26 18 Did not advance
100 m freestyle 56.89 19 Did not advance
200 m freestyle 2:06.94 34 Did not advance

Weightlifting[edit]

Egypt's sole representative in weightlifting was Tharwat Bendary, a veteran of two editions of the All-Africa Games and several World Weightlifting Championships.[33] He competed in the 99 kg class, lifting 167.5 kg in the snatch and 205.0 kg in the clean and jerk for a total score of 372.5, which ranked him 11th in the tournament.[34]

Athletes Events Snatch Clean & Jerk Total Rank
Result Rank Result Rank
Tharwat Bendary -99 kg 167.5 =12 205 =10 372.5 11

Wrestling[edit]

Moustafa Ramada Hussain, Egypt's representative in wrestling, was the son of Mohamed Abdul Ramada Hussain, who competed at the Olympics in 1952, and the brother of Mohyeldin Ramada Hussain who had appeared at the Games in 1992. Moustafa was a veteran of the 1988 and 1992 tournaments,[35] and competed in the Greco-Roman 90 kg division. He was defeated by Maik Bullmann of Germany, the eventual bronze medalist, in the opening round and bested Abdel Aziz Essafoui of Morocco in the first classification round before losing to Marek Švec of the Czech Republic and placing 14th overall.[36]

Greco-Roman
Athlete Event Round 1 Round 2 Quarterfinal Semifinal Final Repechage
Round 1
Repechage
Round 2
Repechage
Round 3
Repechage
Round 4
Repechage
Round 5
Bronze Medal
Bout
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Moustafa Ramada Hussain -90 kg  Bullmann (GER)
L 3-0
Did not advance  Essafoui (MAR)
W 4-0
 Švec (CZE)
L 8-4
Did not advance

References[edit]

General[edit]

  • "The Competition Results" (PDF). The Official Report of the Centennial Olympic Games (Atlanta: The Atlanta Committee for the Olympic Games) III: 249–255. 1997. Retrieved 2013-04-30. 

Specific[edit]

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  19. ^ "Official Report", pg. 309.
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  36. ^ "Official Report", pg. 432

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ The 1912 Olympic report lists Egypt as having sent a fencer to those Games, but there is uncertainty as to whether he actually competed.