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10 December 2023

Double delight for Egypt

By Agencies

Sara Ahmed, of Egypt, celebrates after a lift in the women's 69kg weightlifting competition at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2016. (AP)

Sara Ahmed claimed Egypt's first weightlifting medal since 1948 until with a bronze in the women's 69kg.  

Egypt's Mohamed Mahmoud claimed  second weightlifting medal of the day after a barren spell of almost 70 years.

Sara Ahmed, of Egypt, displays her bronze medal. (AP)

Sara Ahmed, of Egypt, competes in the women's 69kg weightlifting competition. (AP)

Egypt's Mohamed Mahmoud celebrates after he won bronze medal in the Men's 77kg weightlifting competition at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro on August 10, 2016. (AFP)

Egypt's Mohamed Mahmoud competes during the Men's 77kg weightlifting competition. (AP)