No one can beat Egyptian athletes. This week, Sherif Osman won his fourth World Para Powerlifting Championships title in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan. The champion opened with a 190kg lift in the men’s up to 59kg, before clearing the bar at 195kg and 196kg.
The Egyptian powerlifter is considered one of the best in the sport’s history for winning three Paralympic golds and three world titles. Now, Osman just added another gold medal to his list of victories.
Another Egyptian athlete who won gold is Rehab Ahmed playing for women’s up to 50kg. With a 114kg lift, Ahmed beat her opponents from China and Ukraine. Last year, Rehab Ahmed became champion with after lifting 120kg in the women’s up to 50kg category at the 2018 World Para Powerlifting African Championships in Algeria.
Back in 2017, Ahmed and Osman both won gold at the World Para Powerlifting Championships in Mexico. While Mohamed Salah, Nour El-Sherbiny and Farida Osman are phenomenal athletes, we have our fair share of ground-breaking paralympics athletes.