Residence Houston, TX, USA
Occupation Athlete, Student
Languages Arabic, English
License number 11092000001
|Bamako (MALI), 2019-06-24|
When and where did you begin this sport? He began fencing at age four.
Why this sport? He comes from a family of fencers, but says he never felt pressure to become one himself. His mother and father, both national champion fencers in Egypt, encouraged him to try a range of sports including basketball, swimming, and football, but at an early age of he decided that he loved fencing the most.
Club / Team Salle Mauro Fencing Academy: Houston, TX, USA
Name of coach Maher Hamza [national, father], EGY
Competing for Egypt
Nicknames Mo, Young Pharaoh (Athlete, 30 Jul 2018)
Hobbies Football, squash. (Athlete, 30 Jul 2018)
Memorable sporting achievement Being selected to compete at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (awty.org, 27 Jun 2016)
Hero / Idol Egyptian fencer Alaaeldin Abouelkassem. (Facebook page, 29 Sep 2016)
Sporting philosophy / motto "Fencing is like my escape from reality." (Princeton Fencing Instagram profile, 24 Aug 2018)
Famous relatives Both of his parents competed in fencing at national level in Egypt. His father Maher Hamza has coached the Egypt national fencing team. (Athlete, 30 Jul 2018; awty.org, 27 Jun 2016)
Ambitions To win gold at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. (Athlete, 30 Jul 2018)
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