Egypt

History

Egypt made its first Summer Olympic appearance in 1912 and has participated in almost all subsequent games. The nation missed the 1932 Olympics and joined the United States led boycott of the 1980 games. They also joined the African boycott of the 1976 Olympics though only after some athletes have already competed. Egypt also competed with Syria as the United Arab Republic in 1960 and alone in 1964 and 1968 and then changed its name back to Egypt. The nation sends a large delegation to compete with over 80 athletes participating at each Olympics since 1996. As one of the powerhouses in Africa, Egypt competes in a variety of sports, including boxing, fencing, shooting, weightlifting and wrestling.

Egypt won its first medal in 1928 and in total has won 30 medals across 7 sports with the most successful sports being weightlifting (12), wrestling (7) and boxing (4). They have won at least one medal since 2004. The most successful Egyptian athletes include wrestler Karam Gaber, weightlifter Ibrahim Shams and diver Farid Simaika whom all won two medals each. Gaber won gold in men’s Greco-Roman -96kg (2004) and silver in men’s Greco-Roman -84kg (2012). Shams won bronze in 1936 in the men’s -60kg event and gold twelve years later in 1948 in the men’s -67.5kg event. Simaika won his medals at the 1928 Olympics with silver in men’s 10m platform and bronze in men’s 3m springboard.

Qualified Quotas

Archery

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Men’s Individual Youssof Tolba
Women’s Individual Reem Mansour
Mixed Team Reem Mansour
Youssof Tolba

Artistic Swimming

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Women’s Team Nora Azmy
Hanna Hiekal
Laila Mohsen
Farida Radwan
Nehal Saafan
Jayda Sharaf
Dara Tamer
Malak Toson
Women’s Duet From Team Quota

Canoeing

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Men’s K1 200m Ali Ahmed
Women’s K1 500m Samaa Ahmed

Equestrian

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Individual Jumping From Team Quota
From Team Quota
From Team Quota
Team Jumping Mohamed Taher Zeyada
Horse: Vizalaty
Nayel Nassar
Horse: Lucifer V
Abdel Said
Horse: Venise du Reverdy
Sameh El Dahan
Horse: Suma’s Zorro

Gymnastics

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Women’s Artistic Individual Events Mandy Mohamed Taman

Modern Pentathlon

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Men’s Individual Sherif Nazeir
Women’s Individual Haydy Morsy

Rowing

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Men’s Single Sculls Abdelkhalek El-Banna

Sailing

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Men’s Laser Aly Badawy
Women’s Laser Radial Khouloud Mansy

Shooting

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Men’s Trap Ahmed Zaher
Men’s Skeet Azmy Mehelba

Swimming

Men’s Events

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Men’s 50m Freestyle Ali Khalafalla

Table Tennis

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Men’s Singles From Team Quota
From Team Quota
Women’s Singles From Team Quota
From Team Quota
Men’s Team Ahmed Saleh
Khalid Assar
Omar Assar
Mahmoud Helmy
Mohamed El-Beialy
Women’s Team Farah Abdel-Aziz
Dina Meshref
Yousra Helmy
Mariam Alhodaby
Reem El-Eraky

Tennis

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Men’s Singles Mohamed Safwat
Women’s Singles Mayar Sherif

Wrestling

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Men’s Greco-Roman -67kg Mohamed Ibrahim El-Sayed