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Rio 2016: Alaa Abouelkassem eliminated in individual foil

LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 31: Alaaeldin Abouelkassem of Egypt celebrates after winning the Men's Foil Individual Semifinal against Byungchul Choi of Korea on Day 4 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at ExCeL on July 31, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Hannah Peters/Getty Images)

Photo: Hannah Peters/Getty Images

The Egyptian fencer lost by a score of 15-13 to Italian Daniele Garozzo in the round of 16 match-up.

Dealing with an ankle injury suffered just prior to the start of the Rio Olympics, the 25 year-old had comfortably advanced to the round of 16 by beating the Czech international Alexander Choupenitch with a score of 15-8.

Abouelkassem still has the team foil to look forward to, where Egypt will face the United States in a quarterfinal match-up. The match will take place on Friday, August 12th.

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