Residence Cairo, EGY
Languages Arabic, English, French
Higher education Aerospace Engineering, Mechanical Engineering - Princeton University: United States
License number 11092000001
|Bamako (MALI), 2019-06-24|
When and where did you begin this sport? He began fencing at age six at the Salle Mauro Fencing Academy in Houston, TX, United States of America.
Why this sport? "I tried a lot of other sports beforehand and found fencing to be the most unique and exciting, plus both my parents were national team fencers for Egypt."
Club / Team Princeton University: United States
Name of coach Maher Hamza [national, father], EGY
Competing for Egypt
Nicknames Young Pharaoh, Mo [his pre-school teacher called him Mo and it stuck since then]. (Athlete, 24 Jul 2021)
Hobbies Football, squash, watching sport. (Athlete, 24 Jul 2021)
Memorable sporting achievement Competing at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro and ending the 2018/19 season ranked number one in the world in junior men's foil. (Athlete, 24 Jul 2021)
Most influential person in career His parents. (Athlete, 24 Jul 2021)
Hero / Idol Italian fencer Andrea Baldini. (Athlete, 24 Jul 2021)
Sporting philosophy / motto "What you invest into the sport is what you'll get out of it, so give it your all." (Athlete, 24 Jul 2021)
Awards and honours He was named Best Junior Athlete in Egypt for the 2019/20 season by the Egyptian Olympic Committee. (Facebook page, 30 Nov 2020)
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. (al-ain.com, 21 Jan 2020; Athlete, 30 Jul 2018; awty.org, 27 Jun 2016)
Ambitions To win gold at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. (al-ain.com, 21 Jan 2020; Athlete, 30 Jul 2018)
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