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Wrestler Samar Hamza Takes 1st Silver Medal at World Championship

Samar Hamza still made history as the first Egyptian woman to achieve a silver medal in the World Championships, surpassing her own achievement the year before.

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At 27 years old, Egyptian athlete Samar Hamza has built an accomplished wrestling career, having represented Egypt in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. She was also the first Egyptian woman to win a Wrestling World Championship medal when she previously earned the bronze medal in 2021.

Tonight, Hamza played against Turkish wrestler and world champion, Yasemin Ader, in the Wrestling World Championships final, a match that ended with a 6-0 loss in favor of Ader. Despite the loss, Hamza still made history as the first Egyptian woman to achieve a silver medal in the World Championships, surpassing her own achievement the year before.