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Greco-Roman Wrestling: Rashad and Mahmoud Out of Rio

Posted on August 15, 2016

Greco-Roman Wrestling

Mahmoud Rashad and Haitham Mahmoud did not pass the 32 round of the tournament as both of them lost to their opponents in the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro 2016 on Sunday.

Mahmoud Fawzy Rashad, who competed in the under 75kg tournament was defeated 2-1 by technical points by European champion Elvin Mursaliyev of Azerbaijan, bronze winner in the 2014 European Championship and gold in the first European Games, in Baku 2015.

Another Egyptian wrestler waved goodbye to the Olympics after losing the 59kg event opener. Haitham Mahmoud lost 8-3 to Chol Yun of DPR Korea, bronze winner in the Asian Championship in 2013 and 2014.

Four more Egyptian wrestlers will be competing in the Olympic Games on Monday and Tuesday. These wrestlers are Abdellatif Mohamed, 130kg, Ahmed Mohamed Saad, 85kg, Adham Ahmed Saleh, 66kg, and Hamdy Mostafa, 98kg.
It is worth mentioning that Egypt lost it’s most famous wrestler, Karam Gaber, as the athlete was suspended for two years for evading doping tests. Gaber was the last athlete to bring a golden medal to Egypt and the only one to achieve a medal in the Olympic Games in London 2012


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