“Foot of the Pharaohs” in “Meeting of Destiny” in front of “Kangaroo”


Tokyo (AFP)

Egyptian swimmer Farida Othman is trying to make up for her disappointment in the 100-meter butterfly race, when she competes tomorrow, “Wednesday”, in the 100-meter freestyle qualifiers, while her country is looking for its second victory in handball and overtaking Australia to help it qualify in football.
The 26-year-old Othman, the bronze holder of the 50-meter butterfly in the World Cup 2017 and 2019, which is based in the United States, had finished last in the 100-meter butterfly heats on Saturday.
And to the 100-meter freestyle qualifiers, in which Algerian Amal Malih also participates, Othman will also compete in the 50-meter freestyle qualifiers next Friday.
In handball, Egypt, the African champion, hosts Japan, meet after a victory over Portugal 37-31 and a loss against Denmark, the world champion 27-32, relying on its stars Mohamed Sanad, Ahmed Al-Ahmar, Ahmed Hisham “Dodo” and Ali Zain.
Denmark coach Nikolai Jakobsen praised the performance of the Egyptian team, saying: “The Egyptian team is one of the strongest participating teams, and therefore the feeling is great that we defeated it. The Egyptian team plays strongly, but we managed to contain its danger, and we reacted well after we were left behind at the end of the first half.”
Egypt’s best result was sixth in Atlanta 1996 and seventh in Sydney 2000.
The Asian champion Bahrain is facing a very difficult test against Denmark, after losing twice against Sweden and Japan, and the top four of the two groups qualify for the quarter-finals.
In football, Egypt, which misses the star of its first team, Mohamed Salah, because his club Liverpool did not allow him to participate, must beat Australia if he wants to complete his career.
Coach Shawky Gharib’s players started the journey with a remarkably negative draw with Spain, the title candidate, before they narrowly lost to Argentina 0-1 in the second round.
Egypt hopes to repeat its campaign in the London 2012 Olympics when it reached the quarter-finals, knowing that it is currently at the bottom of its strong group with a point, compared to 4 for Spain and 3 for Australia and Argentina.
Saudi Arabia, which lost its first two matches against Côte d’Ivoire 1-2 and then against Germany 2-3 in Group D, is playing an honorary match against Brazil.
On Wednesday, the dirt shooting qualifiers will begin, as the Lebanese Ray Bassil hopes to snatch a medal that has been waiting for four decades, in a competition in which the Egyptian Magi Ashmawi will also participate.
Among the men, Qatari Mohammed Al-Rumaihi and Egyptian Ahmed Zaher will compete in the first day of the qualifiers.
In boxing, veteran Egyptian Abdel Rahman Orabi will play the 16th in the 75-81 kg weight category against Briton Benjamin Whitaker, and in the same weight, Algerian Mohamed Hamri will play against Cuban Arlene Lopes.
Among the women, Algerian Ishraq Chaib of India defeated Pooja Rani in the round of 16 in the 69-75 kg weight category.
After winning the first match in beach soccer, Qatari duo Sherif Younes and Ahmed Tijani will play the second round of the group stage, against Italians Adrian Carambola and Enrico Rossi.
In weightlifting, Tunisian Karam Ben Hania competes in the first group in the 73-kg weight category, Moroccan Abdel Rahim Moum and Saudi Mahmoud Al Hamid in the second group.
In sail, Tunisia will run the 49th, Algerians Hamza Bouras and Najat Berishi will run the 49th, and Algeria’s Azzedine Laqab will run a time trial on bicycles.
Egyptian Amal Adam is waiting for a strong crossbow competition against South Korean Minhee Jang in the round of 32.
In the zigzag Canoe, Moroccan Matisse Soudi competes in the kayak qualifiers, while compatriot Asmaa Niang of Italy meets Ali Belandi in the round of 32 in the 70-kg category in judo.


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