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 retroactively 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.[4] 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.[5][6]

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