Jamil El Reedy

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Jamil Omar Hatem Abdulalem Jamil El Reedy,[1] born October 22, 1965[2] in Cairo,[3] is a retired Egyptian alpine skier.

He was Egypt's sole representative at the 1984 Winter Olympics in Sarajevo. As such, he attracted lasting media attention, particularly when it was reported that he had "prepared by spending 40 days in a cave in the Egyptian desert".[4] He finished 60th out of 61 in the downhill event, 46th out of 101 in the slalom, and did not complete the giant slalom, thus being eliminated. El Reedy did not participate the next games in Calgary.[5]


  1. ^ "Losers Of Renown", CNN, January 27, 1988
  2. ^ "Jamil El-Reedy" Archived 2016-11-12 at the Wayback Machine., Sports Reference
  3. ^ "The Joy of Taking Part", Time, February 27, 1984
  4. ^ "WINTER OLYMPICS; The Tourist Athlete Gets Snowed Out of These Games", New York Times, February 7, 1994
  5. ^ "Losers Of Renown", CNN, January 27, 1988