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Fencer Alaa Abouelkassem suffers injury ahead of Rio 2016 Olympics

Posted on August 3, 2016

Photo: Hannah Peters/Getty Images

Olympic fencer, has suffered an injury with only a couple of days remaining until the proper start of the 2016 Olympc Games in Rio de Janeiro.

Fencer, Abouelkassem has been taken to hospital after being hit by an injury setback only two days before the Rio 2016 Olympics kick off. The 25 year old has suffered an ankle injury; the degree of which is still unknown.

The Egyptian is the only African and Arab fencer to win a medal at the Olympic Games. He won the silver medal in London 2012 after losing the gold medal match to a Chinese opponent. He was one of the Egyptians to watch in the Olympics.


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