Abeer Abdelrahman

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Abeer Abdelrahman
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Abeer Abdelrahman in 2012
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Born June 13, 1992 (1992-06-13) (age 24)

Abeer Abdelrahman Khalil Mahmoud (born 13 June 1992) is an Egyptian weightlifter. She was born in Alexandria, Egypt.[1] She competed at the 2008 and 2012 Summer Olympics in the -69 kg and -75 kg weight categories, respectively, and finished in fifth place at both Games.[2] In 2016, Abdelrahman became the first Egyptian woman to win an olympic medal when the original gold, silver, and bronze medal winners were disqualified due to doping.[3] Abdelrahman is now the silver medal winner for the 75 kg event in the 2012 Summer Olympics, coming second to Spain's Lidia Velentin.[3] The first Egyptian woman to receive her Olympic medal on the podium was Sara Ahmed for her bronze medal performance in the women's 69 kg at the 2016 Summer Olympics.[4][5]


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  2. ^ Khalil Mahmoud K Abir Abdelrahman. london2012.com
  3. ^ a b "Egypt Gets its First-Ever Woman Olympic Medal Winner". Egyptian Streets. 2016-07-28. Retrieved 2016-07-28. 
  4. ^ "Weightlifting - Ahmed earns landmark podium for Egypt". Channel NewsAsia. 2016-08-10. Retrieved 2016-08-10. 
  5. ^ Sims, Alexandra (2016-08-12). "Rio 2016: Egypt's Sara Ahmed becomes first Arab woman to win Olympic weightlifting medal". The Independent. Retrieved 2016-08-17.