The Mideast and Abroad
- Published on Wednesday, 01 August 2012 13:38
Five days into the London 2012 Olympics many athletes have won medals, have been defeated, or have continued training extremely hard in preparation to compete for what’s ahead. But just how well have Middle Eastern countries been doing so far? Aslan Media’s Eman Jueid is monitoring the progress of these athletes. Below she has compiled a summary of the happenings so far.
- Egyptian fencer, Alaaeldin Aboulkassem won a silver medal after going head-to-head with China's Sheng Leii in the finals of the men's individual foil.
- Qatar's Nasser al-Attiya won a Bronze medal after competing at the men's skeet shooting.
- Japan beat Morocco 1-0 ensuring their place at the Quarter finals. Morocco will need to defeat Spain during their match on Wednesday to progress.
- Egypt's U-23 drew with New Zealand. To qualify for the quarter finals, Egypt will need to beat Belarus at Wednesday’s game.
- Team GB's U-23 beat the UAE by 3-1. UAE are set to face Senegal on Wednesday and will be going all out says Mahdi Ali, UAE Coach, whereas Senegal will be aiming to secure a spot at the quarter final.
- A Saudi Olympic Committee spokesman has announced that the Saudi female Judo athlete will be competing in the London games with her hijab.
- Turkey's women's basketball team have defeated the Czech Republic 61-57 in what was described as a thriller game. The US expect a tough game on Wednesday when they face Turkey at the basketball court.
- Lebanon's Zain Shaito lost 15-2 against China's Jun Zhu at the Men's individual Foil on Tuesday.
- On Monday, Jordan’s first fighter, Ihab Almatbouli, delivered a flurry of stinging shots at the ring marking Jordans first boxing victory.
Check out these other stories that have hit the headlines these past few days;
- Israel banned Palestinian athletes from attending an Olympic Celebration sponsored by the British Government
- Indian Officials were furious after a "unknown" women gate-crashed their athletes parade at the Opening Ceremony
- Iran announced on Monday that its athletes would compete against Israelis, however, the only eligible Iranian athlete who may have stood a chance withdrew a day earlier.
- Meet Iran's female athletes, who have officially qualified for London 2012 games.
- The beds that were featured in the Opening ceremony will be donated to hospitals in Tunisia.
- Finally, meet Ibtihaj Muhammad, ranked 11th in the world in women’s sabre, and the first practicing Muslim woman to represent the US at the Olympics, will be competing this weekend
*Photo Credit: Eylem BaÅŸak Ekinci
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