Egypt on Saturday won its 6th medal at the ongoing Olympics in Tokyo, to record its biggest medal haul ever at a single Olympic Games.
The feat was achieved after karateka Feryal Abdelaziz gave the country its sixth medal on Saturday.
Abdelaziz became the first Egyptian woman to win gold, defeating Azerbaijan’s Irina Zaretska 2-0 in the kumite +61kg final, completing a remarkable sweep for athletes from the North African nation.
Abdelaziz also gave Egypt its first gold since the 2004 Athens Games when wrestler Karam Gaber won the men’s Greco-Roman 96kg category.
The country also bettered its five-medal haul in 1936, 1948 and 2004.
Egypt’s medal haul in Tokyo:
Feryal Abdelaziz: Karate (women’s kumite +61 kg), gold medal
Ahmed Elgendy: Modern Pentathlon (men), silver medal
Hedaya Malak: Taekwondo (women’s 67kg), bronze medal
Seif Eissa: Taekwondo (men’s 80 kg), bronze medal
Giana Farouk: Karate (women’s kumite 61kg), bronze medal
Mohamed ‘Kesho’ El-Sayed: Greco-Roman wrestling (men’s 67kg), bronze medal
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