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Kickboxer Mohamed Abdou Wins AirForce One K1 World Championship

The 42-year-old Colonel Mohamed Abdou defeated 27-year-old Russian Nikita Surovezhkin in the finals of the AirForce One K1 World Championship in Cairo Stadium to earn the gold medal.

Colonel Mohamed Abdou Abu Steit emerged victorious at the AirForce One K1 World Championship, a kickboxing tournament where champions from around the world clashed at Cairo Stadium. The 42-year-old veteran fighter defeated 27-year-old Russian Nikita Surovezhkin in the finals to earn the gold medal.

In 1998, Colonel Abdou won a gold medal during the Arab Championships in Jordan. He went through a string of first place victories at the Asian Open Cup in Kuwait in 2001, the Arab Championship in Tunisia in 2003, and the Arab Championship in Algeria in 2004, where he suffered an injury that would keep him out of the game until 2017.