Can Egypt reach the medals in team foil fencing at Rio 2016?

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Alaaeldin Abouelkassem and Co. To write new history of the the egyptian team foil fencin at Rio 2016 to.

Egypt seems to be winning the hearts of neutral fencing fans all over the world in the team foil fencing competition at Rio 2016. But can the Egyptians enter the semifinal today and fight for a medal? They certainly have one big ace in their hands: the spectacular Alaaeldin Abouelkassem. But one bird doesn’t make the spring, they say. A lot of team spirit will be needed to defeat the United States fencing team.

Online sportsbooks in Australia evaluate the chances of the Egyptians pretty low in comparison to the US team. Accoridng to them the betting odds for the Egyptians to make a break through to the semifinals are 19.00, while to the US they already delived a medal, giving them odds for reaching a medal of 1.12. Miles Chamley-Watson, Alexander Massialas and Gerek Meinhardt are certainly favorites , but the favorites not always win.

Amazing progress for the Egyptian team foil fencing at Rio 2016

On the London Olympics the Egyptian team foil fencing was eliminated in the opening round of the competition by the British team. Yet with the individual successes of Alaaeldin Abouelkassem, their team competitiveness also grew. Abouelkassem became in London the first athlete from the African continent to win a medal in any fencing competition, losing by Andrea Cassara in the final.

In parallel to this the Egyptian team succeed to qualify for the quarter final of the Rio Olympics superseding all the prognosis about them being underdogs in the competition. Can they do better then this? We find out very soon. But all of you who bet on sports in Brazil can certainly take a bit of a risk that the Egyptians can do so.

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