It’s been some time since we talked about sports, so the moment we learned, what we are about to tell you, we readily jumped at the opportunity. Without further ado, it is with great pride and pleasure, that we share with you the news that professional Egyptian judo player and champion, Ramadan Darwish, just won the gold metal at the Montreal Grand Prix 2019! According to Darwish’s official Facebook page, the Gharbia-born judoka was born on January 29, 1988 (31 years old), and is classified under the -100 division, which, after a bit of research on our part, implies that he is a half-heavyweight champion.
We came across this exciting piece of news in a Facebook post by prominent real estate company, Inertia Egypt, that stated, “Proud to support and congratulate our Judoka Ramadan Darwish – Original Page for his latest Gold win in the Canadian Judo World Championship; on to the Tokyo Olympics 2020.” Our thirst for knowledge strengthened, so we checked the International Judo Federation’s website, and came across quite a bit of intriguing data.
Firstly, the competition itself took place from the 5th till the 7th of July. It was obviously set in Montreal, where 248 players (135 men and 113 women), originating from 49 different countries, across 5 continents, were all competing for the gold. Secondly, our Egyptian victor, powered through several rounds against American Judoka, Nathaniel Keeve; Canadian Judoka, Kyle Reyes; Brazilian Judoka, Leonardo Goncalves; and, finally, Canadian Judoka, Shady El Nahas. The site lists the countless contests in which Darwish has participated, since 2009, such as the Grand Prix Abu Dhabi 2009 (second place), African Championships Dakar 2011 (first place), Grand Slam Moscow 2012 (third place), and Olympic Games Rio de Janeiro 2016 (seventh place).
Check out Ramadan Darwish’s match and concluding epic moment of victory right here. It’s a must-see!