Egypt win historic table tennis gold


Egypt win historic table tennis gold

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On June 27, the Egyptian women’s table tennis team made history by obtaining the First time gold medal at the 2022 Mediterranean Games, in Oran, Algeria.

The three-woman squad, which includes veteran Dina Meshref, ancient Mariam Alhodaby, African singles champion, and Hana Goda, reigning African singles champion, defeated Italy in the final to get the gold.

egypt path in the final was a clean sweep, beating Algeria and Tunisia in the group stage, followed by victory over Serbia in the semi-finals.

The three athletes set sporting precedent after appearing in the top 50 of the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) rankings at the same time, with Meshref at 45th, Alhodaby at 43rd and Goda at 35th.

Goda, in particular, has become one of Egypt’s most immense sporting sensations, as the starlet continues to adorn her trophy cabinet at just 14 years old. Goda’s shining star was evident on May 31, when she became the African singles player of the tournament. youngest ever champion.

The Egyptian team will face off in the Mediterranean Games singles tournament, which starts on June 28 and ends on June 30. Meshref, the prevailing The singles gold medalist from the previous Mediterranean Games in 2018 will be looking to defend her title against her enthusiastic teammates.

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