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Egypt witnesses glorious successes in sports during Al-Sisi’s rule

Wednesday 18/July/2018 - 10:27 AM
Sada El Balad
Prepared By: Ahmed Assassy
During President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi rule، Egypt witnessed great achievements in all fields of sports.

The most prominent success was Egypt qualification for FIFA World Cup، held in Russia after absence for 28 years.

Football 
• Egypt reached Africa Cup of Nations 2017 final game.

• In 2017 Al-Ahly reached the final game of CAF Champions League.


• In January 2017، Egypt military football team participated in the World Cup in Oman.


• In January 2014، Egypt came as the 10th best African team in FIFA ranking.

Volleyball 

• In 2016، Egypt has won the Arab volleyball championship.

• Egypt’s volleyball sitting team won the bronze medal of 2016 Rio Paralympic Games in Brazil. 


• Egypt hosted U23 Volleyball World Cup 2017 over the period from August 18 to 25.

• Al-Ahly women volleyball team have been crowned 2018 women’s African Club Championship champions، after beating Tunisian side CF de Carthage 3-0 in the final.


• 2018- All four teams representing Egypt in the Men’s African Volleyball championship have reached the quarter-final of the tournament.

Handball victories and medals

• 2018 Al-Ahly crowned African Cup Winners' Cup title for the second time consecutively.

• 2018-The Egyptian handball national team qualified for the final game in African Handball Championship final


• Egypt`s national handball team participated in the world cup 2017

• Al Ahly handball team crowned Africa Cup champions 2017


• Al-Ahly crowned the Egyptian Handball League in 2016 and 2017.

• The national team won The African Handball Nations Championship in 2016.


• They won the African Handball Championship after it edged Tunisia 21-19.

• Egypt hosted the African handball championship 2014.


• The first national handball team was crowned with the title of the world friendly tournament 2014.


Basketball 

• The Egyptian U-18 national basketball team has won the 16th Arab Basketball Championship.

• The Egyptian national team won silver at the FIBA Africa U18 Championship that was held in Rwanda، 2016.


• Egypt hosted world championship of basketball for juniors، 2017.

• The national basketball team qualified to semi-final of Africa tournament in Togo، 2017


• Ahly won African Basketball Championship، 2016.


Weightlifting 

• Mohamed Ehab، Egypt’s weightlifter harvested the bronze medal of weightlifting in Rio 2016 Olympic Games

• 14 gold medals Egypt has gained in Arab Afro-Asian Championship in weightlifting


• Egypt hosted African Champion of weightlifting in 2018.

Squash

• Nour El Sherbini won the championship of Squash World Cup in Malaysia 2015.

• Six Egyptian players were defined among the top 10 squash players in the world، according to the classification of the World Squash Federation for May.


• Egypt's Zeina Farid Mikawy won silver at Harrow Ukrainian Squash Cup 2016

• Egyptian player Karim Abdel-Jawad won the International Squash Championship held in Qatar.


• Egypt has won its third Women's World Team Championship title in 2016.

• In 2017، the World SquashFederation (WSF) honors Smouha as the club of the century. 

• Egypt's Nour El Sherbini retained Squash World Championships title in 2017. She was in the top ranking of the world champions for May 2017 and the Egyptian، Raneem Al Wilily comes the second.

• Egypt won World Junior Squash Championship in Tauranga، July 2017.


• Egypt national Squash team won world Champion title، December 2017.

• Egypt`s Nour El Sherbini and germany`s Simon Rösner prevailed on finals day at the 2018 J.P. Morgan Tournament of Champions، taking squash’s most prestigious titles.


• Nour El Sherbini crowned champion of the 2018 Allam British Open Squash.

Wrestling

• Egypt gains 56 medals in African Nations Wrestling Championship 2018.

• Egyptian athletes won three bronze medals in the Olympics، while Paralympics athletes won 12 medals، including three gold، five silver and four bronze medals.


• Egypt was able to amass 23 medals so far at the 2018 Mediterranean Games which held in Spain.

Egyptian Sports Fund

• At February 2018 the “Egyptian Sports Fund” has been launched. A Press Conference held on the 18th of February 2018، during this conference Banque Misr announced launching "Egyptian Sports Fund" the first Charitable Investment Fund. 

• The "Egyptian Sports Fund" is authorized by the Financial Supervisory Authority to collect funds and invest them so that the revenue can be dedicated to supporting the Egyptian Sports renaissance

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