TOKYO – Egyptian Karateka Feryal Abdelaziz has clinched Egypt’s first gold medal at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics on Saturday.
Abdelaziz defeated Azerbaijan’s Irina Zaretska in the final of the +61kg category 2-0 to take Egypt’s medal haul at 2020 edition to six, including Abdelaziz’s gold and another bronze in karate, alongside silver in modern pentathlon, two bronze in taekwondo, and a bronze in wrestling.
She became the first Egyptian Olympian to win gold since the 2004 Athens Olympic Games.
Abdelaziz reached the final after securing a 5-4 victory over Kazakhstan’s Sofya Berultseva in the semi-final.
“This is the least thing that I can give to Egypt … this is the best moment of my entire life,” she told beIN Sports according to MENA.