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Egypt Clinches the 2016 World Karate Championship Gold and Silver Medals

Egyptian karate superstars Giana Farouk and Omar Abdel Rahman become national heroes, winning the 2016 Karate World Championship's gold and silver medals respectively.

Egyptian karate superstars Giana Farouk and Omar Abdel Rahman stole the show at the 2016 World Championship, which took place in the Austrian city of Linz, winning the gold and silver medals respectively on Saturday, reports Ahram Online.  

This marks Farouk’s sixth gold medal, a winning streak that started at the 2011 World Championships. This time, the 36-year-old Egyptian Karate player beat French athlete Lucie Ignace in the women’s kumite-61kg division.   

Meanwhile, Abdel Rahman captured the championship’s second highest accolade after losing to Azerbaijan’s Rafael Aghayev in the men’s kumite U-75kg final.  

(Photo: Carmen Jaspersen/Getty Images)


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