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ABOUELKASSEM Alaaeldin

foil
Rank20
Pts84.00
Age28
HandL

Personal Information

Residence Cairo, EGY

Occupation Athlete

Languages Arabic, English, French

Higher education Engineering - Arab Academy for Science and Technology and Maritime Transport: Alexandria, EGY

GoldSilverBronzeTotal
Zone Championships8-311
Casablanca (MOROCCO), 2008-04-26Alger (ALGERIA), 2007-07-12
Dakar (SENEGAL), 2009-08-06Tunis (TUNISIA), 2010-09-25
Le Caire (EGYPT), 2011-07-21Le Caire (EGYPT), 2014-06-20
Casablanca (MOROCCO), 2012-04-20
Alger (ALGERIA), 2016-04-15
Le Caire (EGYPT), 2017-06-08
Tunis (TUNISIA), 2018-06-05
Bamako (MALI), 2019-06-24
Grand Prix-112
La Havane (CUBA), 2016-03-11St-Petersbourg (RUSSIA), 2011-06-03
Olympic Games-1-1
Londres (GREAT BRITAIN), 2012-07-31
1--1
Brazaville (CONGO), 2015-09-02
-1-1
Barcelone (SPAIN), 2018-02-24

Sport Specific Information

When and where did you begin this sport? At age eight he stopped playing other sports to pursue fencing at the Al-Selah Al-Sakandry club in Alexandria, Egypt.

Why this sport? He did not like the combat aspect of karate and felt swimming was too difficult. He loved fencing. "It's a sport that depends on intelligence and technique, not only on force."

Club / Team El Shams Club: Cairo, EGY

Name of coach Maher Hamza [national]

Handedness Left

General Interest

Injuries In August 2016 he suffered an ankle injury ahead of the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (kingfut.com, 03 Aug 2016)

He injured his left shoulder in the first period of the final at the 2012 Olympic Games in London, which meant he required a medical break of 10 minutes. He ended up winning the silver medal. (ahram.org.eg, 01 Aug 2012; egypttoday.com, 01 Aug 2012)

Awards and honours In January 2013 he was given the Emerging Athlete award at the Creative Sports Awards. (sport360.com, 07 Jan 2013)

Milestones He became the first fencer representing an African nation to win a medal at the Olympic Games when he claimed silver in individual foil at the 2012 Games in London. (SportsDeskOnline, 13 Jun 2019; aubervilliers.fr, 05 Jan 2015)

Ambitions To compete at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. (youm7.com, 27 Jun 2017)

Other information OTHER ACTIVITIES
He has served as a member of the International Fencing Federation [FIE] Athletes' Commission. (fie.org, 07 Oct 2017)

HERITAGE
Born in Setif, Algeria, to an Egyptian father and an Algerian mother, he moved to Egypt at age four. (Facebook page, 07 Jun 2019)

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