2 Egyptian Weightlifters Dominate the IWF World Championship

Two weightlifters just took Egypt’s name, in this prestigious sport, to a whole new level! Egyptian Mohamed Ihab and Sara Samir are returning home from Anaheim, California with Gold; after dominating the International Weightlifting Federation.

 

Via Inside the Games

 

This is the first time for Egypt to win a gold medal in the IWF in 66 years. In a similar manner, Ihab is the first African champion since 1984. He emerged as the winner in the snatch, clean and jerk, and the total results in the men’s 77kg category to make history for Egypt. He won two medals for the snatch, and clean and jerk contests, and one for the overall result.

 

Via Inside the Games

 

Ihab, winner of a Bronze medal at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, lifted 165kg in the snatch, and 196kg in the clean and jerk to achieve a total of 361kg. Samir also won the Gold medal in the clean and jerk after lifting 136kg!

 

Via Egypt Today

 

The country’s last Gold medal at the World Championship was back in 1951 when the legendary Said Gouda and Ibrahim Shams triumphed in Milan in the 60kg and the 67.5kg contests respectively.

 

 

WE SAID THIS: We couldn’t be more proud! 

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Mohamed is a political science graduate. He’s half Egyptian/half Bahraini, born in Dubai. He’s really passionate about travelling, philosophy, politics, and movies. He’d always choose to live in the Shire, study in Hogwarts, and die in Westeros

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