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Rio 2016: Nadia Negm advances to rowing quarter-finals

Nadia Negm

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Rower Nadia Negm has qualified for the quarter-finals of the women’s singles sculls at Rio Olympics 2016 as one of the top three finishers from her heat.

Nadia Negm finished with a time of 9:14.55 and advanced to the quarter-finals in the women’s single sculls competition. The top three in each heat advanced. Nadia finished third in heat three; behind Sanita Puspure (Ireland) and Carling Zeeman (Canada) who won the race.

The 2016 Olympics rowing competition started on Saturday with challenging windy conditions for the rowers. Egyptian Nadia Negm had battled to second position before being overtaken by Puspure in the final stretch. The Rio 2016 Olympics sculls quarter-finals will be on Tuesday, 9th August.

Nadia will join Egypt’s Abdel-Khalek El-Banna who also made it to the quarter-finals of the same sport.

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