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Wednesday, 17 October 2018

Is modern pentathlon Egypt’s new squash?

** #9 – Is modern pentathlon Egypt’s new squash? Not content with dominating the world squash rankings, Egyptian athletes are now turning their attention to modern pentathlon. Ahmed El Gendy won gold for Egypt in the modern pentathlon on Sunday at the Buenos Aires 2018 Youth Olympic Games. El Gendy’s win marks Egypt’s third gold in the sport: Salma Abdel Maksoud landed our first-ever Olympic pentathlon medal the day before. Between them, Abdel Maksoud and El Gendy have taken home three gold and one silver in modern pentathlon at the games — winning three of the four gold medals on offer. Modern pentathlon includes fencing, freestyle swimming, equestrian show jumping, and a combined pistol shoot and cross-country run.

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