Hedaya Malak

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Hedaya Malak Wahba
Hedaya Malak Rio2016b.jpg
Malak at the 2016 Olympics
Personal information
Birth nameهداية ملاك وهبة
Born (1993-04-21) 21 April 1993 (age 26)
Cairo, Egypt
Height1.74 m (5 ft 9 in)[1]
Weight57 kg (126 lb)
Country Egypt
Event(s) –57 kg
Coached byRossindo Alonso[2]

Hedaya Malak Wahba (Arabic: هداية ملاك وهبة‎, born 21 April 1993) is an Egyptian taekwondo practitioner. She participated in the 2012 and the 2016 Olympics and won a bronze medal in 2016.[3]


Malak took up taekwondo aged six, following her elder brother; she was joined by her younger brother.[2] She ranked first in the Giza governorate championship before winning Egypt's championship at 14 years old.[4]

At the London 2012 Olympics, she competed in the Taekwondo women's 57 kg and qualified for the quarterfinals by defeating Robin Cheong of New Zealand in the round of 16. She was defeated at the quarterfinals by Marlène Harnois of France.[5]

She qualified for the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, ranking third in the WTF Olympic Rankings as of December 2015.[6] Malak passed through the early rounds, defeating Doris Patiño and Mayu Hamada before losing out in the semifinals to Eva Calvo of Spain. Malak then won the bronze medal after defeating Raheleh Asemani of Belgium in the Repechage.[7]

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  1. ^ "Hedaya Wahba". rio2016.com. Archived from the original on 26 August 2016. Retrieved 20 August 2016.
  2. ^ a b Hedaya Wahba Archived 2016-08-09 at the Wayback Machine. nbcolympics.com
  3. ^ "Looking for a Repeat". Egypt Today. Archived from the original on 24 July 2012. Retrieved 6 September 2012.
  4. ^ هداية ملاك.. أول لاعبة عربية تتأهل لأوليمبياد البرازيل بعد فوزها بذهبية المكسيك،موقع ولاد البلد 9 ديسمبر، 2015
  5. ^ "Results — Taekwondo". Sydney Morning Herald. Archived from the original on 16 October 2014. Retrieved 6 September 2012.
  6. ^ "WTF Olympic Rankings: List of Qualified Athletes" (PDF). World Taekwondo Federation. Retrieved 15 January 2016.
  7. ^ "Rio 2016 – Taekwondo — Women's 57 kg: Egypt's Hedaya Wahba wins Bronze medal — beIN SPORTS". Retrieved 2016-08-19.