Egypt's sitting volleyball team beats Brazil, qualifies for semi-finals at Paralympics

Sunday 11-09-2016 06:11 PM

Opening ceremony of the 2016 Rio Paralympics. Photo from state's TV

CAIRO, Sept 11 (Aswat Masriya) - Egyptian sitting volleyball team won over its Brazilian counterpart on Sunday at the 2016 Rio Paralympic Games. 

The team is now qualified for the semi-finals.

A total of 45 players are representing Egypt in five sports only including weightlifting, sitting volleyball for men, athletics, table tennis and swimming.

On Sunday, Egyptian powerlifter Fatma Omar won her fourth silver medal at the 2016 Rio Paralympic Games for lifting 140 kg.

Similarly, powerlifter Shaaban Ibrahim won on Saturday a bronze medal for lifting 191 kg and 193 kg on his second and third attempts in the men’s up to 65 kg event  while powerlifter Rehab Ahmed Radwan won a silver medal for weightlifting 104kg in the women’s up to 50 kg event.

On Friday, powerlifter Sherif Othman won a golden medal for successfully lifting 203kg on his first attempt, followed by a world-record which saw him lifting 211kg. 

Athlete Musatafa Fattah allah claimed a silver medal for running 100 metres, during the 2016 Rio Paralympic Games. 

The Paralympics, which involves athletes with disabilities, will take place from Sept 7-18 in Brazil's Rio de Janeiro. 

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