Egyptian swimmer Farida Othman seeks to compensate for her disappointment in the 100m butterfly race, when she competes today, Wednesday, in the 100m freestyle qualifiers, while her country is looking for its second victory in handball and overtakes Australia to help it qualify in football.
Osman, 26, a bronze medalist in the 50m butterfly in the 2017 and 2019 World Cups, which is based in the United States, finished last in the 100m butterfly heats on Saturday.
To the 100m freestyle qualifiers, in which Algerian Amal Malih also participates, Othman will also compete in the 50m freestyle qualifiers next Friday.
In swimming as well, the Lebanese Munther Kabbara competes in the 200-meter qualifiers.
In handball, Egypt, the African champion, hosts Japan, meet after a 37-31 victory over Portugal and a loss against world champion Denmark 27-32, relying on its stars Muhammad 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.
In the first group, highlights the match between the French and German giants.
Egypt to overtake Australia
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 their 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 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 Ivory Coast 1-2 and then against Germany 2-3 in Group D, is playing an honorary match against Brazil.
Wednesday, the dirt shooting qualifiers will begin, as Lebanese Ray Bassil hopes to snatch a medal that has been waiting for four decades, in a competition in which Egyptian Maguy Ashmawi also participates.
Among the men, Mohamed Al-Rumaihi and the Egyptian Ahmed Zaher will compete in the first day of the qualifiers.
In boxing, veteran Egyptian Abdel Rahman Orabi will compete in the round of 16 in the 75-81 kg weight category against Briton Benjamin Whitaker. In the same weight, Algerian Mohamed Hamri plays 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 for the weight of 73 kg, Moroccan Abdel Rahim Moum and Saudi Mahmoud Al Hamid in the second group.
In sail, Tunisia is competing in the 49th race, Algerians Hamza Bouras and Najat Berishi are also running, and Algeria’s Azzedine Laqab is competing in an anti-clock cycling race.