Egypt's National Fencing Team has qualified for the 2016 Rio Olympics, and will be looking to follow up previous Olympic success, after Alaaeldin Abouelkassem managed to win silver at the 2012 London Games.
Egyptian athletes in a variety of sports have stepped up their game and are giving the country reason to be proud. The latest success story is Egypt’s National Fencing team, who officially qualified for the highly anticipated 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio.
Egyptian sports fans that recognise sports beyond football have reason to be excited and proud as Egypt’s national team will be sending three fencers to represent the nation. Once again securing his spot at the highest-level competition is 25-year-old Alaaeldin Abouelkassem, who impressively managed to capture the silver medal at the 2012 Summer Olympics.
Since that time, Abouelkassem has shown no signs of slowing down, winning a bronze at the 2013 Mediterranean Games in Turkey, as well as winning two gold medals at the 11th African Games in Brazzaville, Republic of Congo. The first gold medal was awarded for his individual play, while the second gold was awarded to him as part of the Egyptian team.
With a proven winning record that includes an Olympic silver medal, we expect big things in Rio from the national team, and will anxiously be following their journey this summer.