Rowing

Rowing

Venue: Eton Dorney, Buckinghamshire                                                                                                                                                                         Date: 28 Jul – 4 Aug 2012                                                                                                                                                                                                 Last appearance: Beijing 2008

 
A beautiful aquatic sport, and a historical sport especially having been a part of ancient Egypt. It is also one of the oldest sports in Egypt having been competed in since 1907 and always bring a good athletes in the international, Olympics African and Arab tournaments

 

The best Olympic achievement

No doubt it was in Atlanta 1996, when the greatest Egyptian rower in history Ali Ibrahim took sixth in the men’s single sculls as this was the best result for the whole delegation at those games. He also participated in four games in a row; Atlanta 1996, Sydney 2000, Athens 2004, and Beijing 2008, before he was killed in a traffic accident in 2010 at age 38.

Athletes’ profiles

1- Nour El Din Mohamed Hassanein, born 10th August 1988, rows for the Police club, studied at the Arab Academy for Science, Technology & Maritime Transport. He joined the national team in 2007, and he qualified through the 2011 African championship and will take part in the men’s single sculls                                                                                                                         2- Omar Emera, born on 24th June 1977, rows for El Mqawloon club. He joined the national team in 2005, and qualified through the 2011 African championship.
3- Mohamed Nofel, born on 15 November 1984, rows for the Army club and joined the national team in 2007, he was qualified through the 2011 African championship. Omar and Mohamed will take part in the men’s Lightweight double sculls
4-Sara Ashraf Baraka was born on 17 August 1991 rowing for El Mqawloon club, she studied at the Faculty of Mass Communications at Cairo University. she was joined the national team in 2007, she was qualified through the 2011 African championship.
5- Ingy Hossam El Din, was born on 16 October 1994, rows for El Mqawloon club, and is student at secondary school. she joined the national team in 2009 as the youngest rower on the team in the team. She qualified through the 2011 African championship. Sarah and Ingy will take part in the women’s lightweight double sculls
Omar & Mohamed

Publish date: July 24, 2012

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