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ESSAM Mohamed

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Rank68
Pts21.75
Age24
HandR

Personal Information

Residence Cairo, EGY

Occupation Athlete

Languages Arabic, English

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

GoldSilverBronzeTotal
Zone Championships-123
Cape Town (SOUTH AFRICA), 2013-06-26Le Caire (EGYPT), 2017-06-08
Tunis (TUNISIA), 2018-06-05
--11
Brazaville (CONGO), 2015-09-02
--11
Amsterdam (NETHERLANDS), 2018-09-08

Sport Specific Information

When and where did you begin this sport? He began fencing at age five.

Why this sport? He wanted to pursue the sport from an early age.

Club / Team El Shams Club: Cairo, EGY

Name of coach Momen Magdy [club]; Maher Hamza, EGY [national]

Training Regime He trains every day.

International Debut

Year 2010

Competing for Egypt

Tournament World Cup

Location Sharm El Sheikh, EGY

General Interest

Hobbies Football, reading. (Athlete, 25 Jun 2019)

Memorable sporting achievement Winning multiple gold medals at the African championships, placing seventh in team foil at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, and his performance at the 2017 World Championships in Leipzig, Germany. (Athlete, 25 Jun 2019)

Most influential person in career His mother. (Athlete, 25 Jun 2019)

Hero / Idol Coach Ahmed Hassan. (albawaba.com, 23 Jun 2016)

Injuries He sustained an ankle injury in the early part of 2016. (dailynewsegypt.com, 23 Jun 2016)

Ambitions To win gold at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. (Athlete, 25 Jun 2019)

Other information GAP YEAR
He took a gap year from his university studies from 2015 to 2016 to focus full-time on qualifying for the 2016 Olympic Games. (dailynewsegypt.com, 23 Jun 2016)

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