Egyptian Fencing team member Mazen al-Arabi won the bronze medal in the third edition of the Youth Olympics taking place in Argentina, after beating the US champion 15-10 in the Saber fencing tournament. The win marks Egypt’s first medal in the tournament, which has 68 Egyptian players competing in 23 sports. Each country is allowed to enter one man and one woman into each fencing category; Egypt has players in all categories except Saber fencing for women. Though Arabi is the first Egyptian player to achieve the medal, he is not the first to achieve a world ranked medal in Saber fencing; that would be Egyptian Fencer Mohamed Amer, won Bronze in the 2015 World Junior Championships in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. Egypt is renowned for its notable fencing champions such as Olympics silver medalist Alaaeldin Abouelkassem.
Source: Egypt Independent October 08, 2018 13:41 UTC