Featured image: Mohamed ELSAYED, 2016 Cadet World Champion. Photo by Justin Hoch. (via unitedworldwrestling.org)
Today marks the closing of the 2019 Military World Games, officially known as CISM Military World Games, whose 7th edition commenced on the 18th of October. Sources state that it is the first international military multi-sport event to be hosted in China as well the largest military sports event to be held there. Thousands of athletes from over 60 countries were in attendance, specializing in more than 20 versatile sports, such as archery, badminton, and military pentathlon, swimming, and more that you can read about on the website.
Organized by the Military Sports Commission of China, as well as its Ministry of National Defense and other parties, the competition took place in Wuhan, the capital and largest city of the Chinese province of Hubei at the Wuhan Sports Center. It is there that the world witnessed the crowning of our Egyptian champions in the sports of boxing, modern pentathlon, taekwondo, and wrestling, tallying up to a total of 9 medals, including 2 golds, 2 silvers, and 5 bronzes. You can meet our star players on the website’s provided profiles, such as Mohamed Ibrahim El Sayed, the gold medal winner in the Greco-Roman men’s 67 kg category as well as silver medalist and taekwondo player, Nour Ahmed Hussein.
All in all, Egypt may have ranked 17th by total, but that doesn’t diminish the champions’ massive accomplishments, we are sure that the next games will witness even more inspiring Egyptian victories.