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Egypt win 2015 All-Africa Games title
Egypt have secured the 2015 All-Africa Games title after collecting a total of 217 medals.
The Pharaohs sat at the top of medal count all throughout the two weeks of the 11th edition of the competition, which has been held in Brazzaville, Congo between 4th and 19th September.
Egyptian athletes have won a total of 217 medals, 85 of which are gold, 64 silver and 68 bronze.
This has propelled the country to a comfortable finish atop the leaderboard, as they widened the gap between themselves and South Africa, who were the winners of the 2011 edition.
Egypt excelled in the weightlifting events winning a host of medals as Egyptian men and women collected 25 gold medals, ten silver and eight bronze.
After their success at the 2015 FINA World Championships, Egypt swimmers continued to impress as they came in second place after South Africa by collecting 11 gold medals, 18 silver medals, 12 bronze medals.
Farida Osman played a vital role for this success as she got four gold medals in women events and her colleagues Mai Atef collected two silver medals. The rest of the Egyptian team won four silver medals and five bronze.
19-year-old swimmer Ahmed Akram won four gold medals and his colleagues managed to achieve two gold, eleven silver and seven bronze.
The taekwondo team sat at the top of the sport’s medal count as they claimed a total of 15 medals, seven of which are gold.
Most impressive still was the fencing team who won a total of 20 medals, seven of which were gold medals.
Javelin thrower Ihab Abdelrahman who won silver at World Athletics Championships in August, won a gold medal in the All-Africa competition.
The Egyptians collected a total of 15 medals in the Greco-Roman competition.
Angola’s basketball team defeated Egypt for the second time in three weeks, the first was in the AfroBasket 2015 quarter-finals. Egypt settled for the silver medal after losing 83-73 to Angola in the final.
Paralympic champions also took part in the tournament and collected 18 medals. The weightlifting team won six gold medals along with six silver and three bronze.
The Pharaohs increased their tally of medals in the last day of the tournament as they clinched the handball gold medal after defeating Angola 25-23 in the final.
Egypt managed to achieve an unprecedented number of medals in the history of the tournament; the largest was in 2007 when the Pharaohs collected a total of 187 medals.