Thursday, September 2, 2021

Egypt at Tokyo Paralympics 2020 : A Silver Medal in ParaTaekwondo

Egypt is still scoring medals in the Tokyo Paralympics.

Earlier Thursday Egypt’s Mohamed El-Zayat scored the silver medal after losing the men's K44 under-61-kilogram in the ParaTaekwondo to Brazil’s Nathan Cesar Sodario Torquato.

El-Zayat in his first game in Tokyo
El-Zayat in his first game in Tokyo "Getty"
According to the news reports on the game, 20-years-old El-Zayat lost due to his condition as he was dazed and he had to be transferred out of the game on a stretcher as he suffered from a high kick played by his Russian opponent in the Semi-final game.

El-Zayat was transferred on a stretcher during the game "Getty"

I wish El-Zayat a speedy recovery inshallah.

This is the first time ParaTaekwondo is played in the Paralympics from what I understood, thus El-Zayat is its first silver medal champion.

This is the first Olympic medal for El-Zayat, it is also Egypt’s first in ParaTaekwondo

This is our fifth silver medal in these Paralympics.

It is also the seventh medal we got in this Paralympics edition in Tokyo. 

Unfortunately, again there is no enough media attention for this new medal or this young champion. He is the youngest medal in our Paralympic team and yet there has not been enough coverage for his achievement. 

Already our champions who won medals earlier returned back to Cairo and got very shy reception.

Egypt rocks in Taekwondo and we got champions in both the Olympics and Paralympics despite all the odds and despite the stupid bureaucracy of the Taekwondo Federation like any sports Federation in the country. 

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