Mohamed Abdelfatah

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2016 USA Olympic team
Mohamed Abdelfattah
Personal information
Born (1978-02-04) 4 February 1978 (age 39)
Suez, Egypt
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Weight 96 kg (212 lb)
Website www.facebook.com/Mohamed-Abdelfatah-Bogy-120985619923
Sport
Sport Wrestling
Event(s) Greco-Roman
Club Police Sports Club
Coached by Yehia Kazarian Armenia

Mohamed Abdelfattah (Arabic: محمد عبد الفتاح‎‎, born February 4, 1978 in Suez, Egypt), commonly known by his nickname "Bogy" (Arabic: بوجى‎‎), is an Egyptian Olympic Greco-Roman wrestler Compete in 76 kg, 84 kg, and 96 kg weight class. He is a 2006 world champion, 3 time World Medalist, and 3 time Olympian who is best known for his technique, creativity, strength, and his powerful and accurate scoring ability. After retiring as a player, Bogy became coach of Sweden National Team, and in his first season 2009 he successfully guided Jimmy Lidberg to win a silver medal and Jalmar Sjöberg to win a bronze medal in the 2009 world championship in Denmark.

After 2004 Athens Olympic games Bogy was a resident athlete at the United States Olympic Training Center under the Special Athletes Program for individuals with extraordinary ability and achievement. He won a gold medal in 2006 World Wrestling Championships the same year the United States Greco-Roman team was second tied with Russia. The following year, The United States Greco-Roman team went on to win the 2007 world championship in Azerbaijan for the first time in history for the United states Wrestling. After proving he had a great talent in the sport of wrestling not just as an athlete but as a Coach USA Wrestling announced Bogy would join the USA Greco-Roman technical coach.

As a Coach, bogy won 6 trophies in the first four years of his coaching career. He is one of the most successful coaches in the world and is considered by a number of Wrestlers, Coaches and commentators to be one of the best coach in the world.

Early life[edit]

Bogy was born in Suez. He is the elder of four children—four boys. His Father was a Soccer Coach who has dedicated his entire life to athletic excellence and discipline. Bogy started wrestling at the age of Six at the Elsamad Club in Suez. his Father friend was the coach of Elsamad Wrestling Club He spotted Bogy Watching professional Wrestling and imitating move, he asked him if he would want to come to practice he did and notice all of His neighborhood friends all wrestling in same club.

In 1995, he was spotted by Yehia Kazarian, then head coach of the Egyptian national Graeco Roman team. Kazarian found in Bogy everything he had been looking for: his height, his build, his skills, all promised a world and Olympic champion. Bogy joined the national team that same year.

2011 World Championship[edit]

Mohamed AbdelFatah ambitions Ranked fifth in 96 kg category, the Egyptian Mohamed AbdelFattah is the only African who succeeded to get its qualification ticket for the 2012 Olympic games. He will be aiming for the podium. This is what he clearly stated in Al –Ahram-hebdo: “After several injuries it was very difficult to come back into the game, I did not want only to qualify for the Olympic Games, my aim is to take a medal and hopefully gold. My actual level allows me to attain that objective”. As a reminder, Mohamed Abdel-Fattah was the 2006 world champion and several other international and golden Grand Prix medals.

2011 world championship

2000 Olympics[edit]

Wrestler W L CP TP
 Luis Enrique Méndez (CUB) 2 0 6 9
 Mohamed Abdelfatah (EGY) 1 1 5 15
 Quincey Clark (USA) 0 2 0 0
Red Blue CP TP
Quincey Clark Luis Enrique Méndez 0-3 PO 0-5
Mohamed Abdelfatah Quincey Clark 4-0 ST 12-0
Luis Enrique Méndez Mohamed Abdelfatah 3-1 PP 4-3

2004 Olympics[edit]

Pool 2[edit]

Wrestler W L CP TP
 Mohamed Abdelfatah (EGY) 2 0 6 7
 Brad Vering (USA) 1 1 4 0
 Mukhran Vakhtangadze (GEO) 0 2 0 0
Red Blue CP TP
Mohamed Abdelfatah Mukhran Vakhtangadze 3-0 PO 3-0
Brad Vering Mohamed Abdelfatah 0-3 PO 0-4
Mukhran Vakhtangadze Brad Vering 0-4 PA
5th place match
 Mohamed Abdelfatah (EGY) EV
 Dimitrios Avramis (GRE)  

Major international achievements[edit]

  • 2012 Summer Olympics - 13th - 2012
  • World Championship in Istanbul - 5th - 2011
  • Golden Grand Prix in Tbilisi - Bronze - 2011
  • Golden Grand Prix Final in Baku - Silver - 2010
  • African Championships in Cairo, Egypt - Gold - 2010
  • Mediterranean Games in Istanbul, Turkey - Gold - 2010
  • World Championship in Guangzhou, China Gold - 2006
  • Mediterranean Games in Almeria - Gold - 2005
  • David Cup in the USA - Gold - 2005
  • All Arab Games in Algeria - Gold - 2004
  • Grand Prix Hungary - Gold - 2004
  • Poland Open - 4th - 2003
  • World Cup in Cairo - Gold - 2002
  • World Championship in Moscow - Bronze - 2002
  • Diamond Championship in Germany - Gold - 2002
  • Ibraheem Mostafa in Alexandria - Gold - 2002
  • Africa Championship in Cairo - Gold - 2002
  • World Cup in France - Gold - 2001
  • Ibraheem Mostafa in Cairo - Gold - 2001
  • Mediterranea Games in Tunisia - Gold - 2001
  • Russia Open in Moscow - 5th - 2001
  • Africa Championship in Morocco - Gold - 2001
  • Arab Championship in Syria - Gold - 2001
  • Austria Open - Gold - 2001
  • 2000 Summer Olympics - 8th - 2000
  • Russia Open in Mosccow - 5th - 2000
  • African Championship in Tunisia - Gold - 2000
  • Grand prix in Alexandria - Gold - 2000
  • Grand prix Final in Italy - Bronze - 2000
  • France Open in France - Bronze - 2000
  • African Games in South Africa (Freestyle) - Gold - 1999
  • African Games in South Africa - Gold - 1999
  • Arab Games in Jordan - Gold - 1999
  • King's Championship in Jordan - Gold - 1999
  • Junior World Championship in Cairo - Silver - 1998
  • African Nations in Cairo - Gold - 1998
  • Arab Junior Cup in Syria - Gold - 1997
  • Arab Junior Cup in Cairo - Gold - 1996

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