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El Ghazaly heads double success for Egypt – Francophone Games, Day 1

The 6th edition of Francophone Games, a cultural and multi-sport event joining 3000 artists and sportsmen from French language speaking countries, opened in Beirut on 27 September, with the athletics competitions starting yesterday 1 October in the Cite Sportive Camille Chamoun.

Egypt took a double success in the Discus Throw, the first final of the Games, with Omar El Ghazaly (61.01) and Yasser Fathy Ibrahim (59.56), the gold and silver medallists.

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El Ghazaly, 25, whose record at World Championships (6th in 2007 and 9th in 2009) made him a clear favourite, had all of his 5 measured throws (60.89, x, 60.57, 59.93, 60.33, 61.01, 61.01) farther than the best attempt by the silver medallist Ibrahim…..Read More

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