Although Africa hasn’t had much success yet in the current events taking place at the Olympics, the athletes have put up a good show.
Ahmed El-Nemr of Egypt lost out in the 1/16 Eliminations of the Men’s Individual Archery Tournament. In the Women’s Individual Archery event, Karen Hultzer of South Africa couldn’t make it past the 1/32 Eliminations.
The Men’s Singles Badminton Tournament saw Edwin Ekiring of Uganda lose to Wing Ki Wong of Hong Kong, China in the Group Play Stage of Group F. In the Women’s Singles, Hadia Hosnia of Egypt lost to Hongyan Pi of France.
The Women’s Doubles didn’t hold much cheer either as Edwards M. and Viljoen A. of South Africa lost to the duo of Jauhari M. and Polii G of Indonesia in the Group Play Stage of Group C.
In the Women’s Basketball Tournament, Angola recorded a second loss in their group match as they were defeated by USA, 38:90.
Mauritius lost to the Czech Republic in the Women’s Beach Volleyball preliminary round. In the Men’s Team, South Africa lost to Latvia.
The Boxing Tournament had a more positive turnout as Samir Brahimi of Algeria beat Darren Jackson Woods of Australia in the Round of 32 of the Men’s Flyweight. It was also a fight against brotheres as Hesham Abdelaal beat Benson Njangiru of Kenya and Duke Micah of Ghana defeated Jason Lavigilante of Mauritius all in the Men’s Flyweight.
In the Men’s Light Heavy Category, Nigeria’s Lukmon Lawal lost to Ihab Almatbouli of Jordan, while Christian Adjoufack Donfack of Cameroon lost to Enrico Kollin of Germany.
Hassanein Mona of Egypt lost out to Jo-Ting Hsu of Chinese Taipei in the Women’s Individual Epee of the Fencing Tournament.
The Angolan Women’s Handball Team didn’t fare well as they were beaten by Croatia 23:28 in the Women’s Handball Tournament Group A Preliminaries. This will be their second loss, having lost to Russia in their first game
Egypt’s Hussein Hafiz missed the quarterfinals of the Men’s 73kg in the Judo Tournament, when he lost to Legrand Ugo of France in the Round 16 Eliminations.
The Group A preliminaries of the Women’s Volley Ball Tournament, saw Algeria losing to hosts Great Britain by a 3:2 score line.
Day4 should hold better prospects, as we look forward to the outcome of Nigeria’s Men’s Basketball team against Lithuania.
The Boxing Tournament is also another hopeful event, as Africa will be well represented in the Men’s Light Fly Category and the Men’s Lighter Welter.
Alaaeldin Abouuelkasseem has also made it to the Quarterfinals of the Men’s Individual Foil in the Fencing Tournament. In a few hours, we’ll know if Africa can add another medal to her glory.