Medals, trophies, and beyond! 2022 was definitely a year of success. And as always, we like to take a moment to show our appreciation to every athlete that showed dedication and helped raise the Egyptian flag around the world. It’s time to highlight the Egyptians who made us proud in 2022.
The Egyptian king Mohamed Salah scored the fastest-ever Champions League hat trick within 6 minutes and 12 seconds. He also won the Premier League Golden Boot after finishing the season with 23 goals.
Egyptian bodybuilding legend Mamdouh Elssbiay aka Big Ramy comes in 5th place at the annual Mr. Olympia competition.
Egyptian Tennis player Mayar Sherif is officially the first Egyptian to ever win a WTA Title. The title came after her win against her Greek opponent Maria Sakkari at the Parma Open.
Nardine Ihab won the African Champion title after her 15 – 11 win against Sherwet Gaber in the finals.
Manal Rostom is the first Egyptian woman to make it to the top of Mount Everest.
Hana Goda is the youngest table tennis player in the history of the Mediterranean Games to win a Gold Medal.
Wrestler Samar Hamza is the first Egyptian woman to ever reach the World Championship Final. This came after her win against Epp Mäe in Serbia.
Hisham Elkhateeb is the Redbull Car Park Drift World champ.
Bassant Hemida won 2 Gold Medals at the Mediterranean Games in Algeria, Oran. She also gave Egypt 2 Medals, a silver (200m) and a bronze (100) at the Gala Dei Castelli – International Meeting of Athletics Bellinzona, Switzerland 2022.
The 16-year old Weightlifter Mahmoud Hosny won 3 Gold Medals at the Junior World Weightlifting championship.
Nour Youssri, the PRO Badminton player, won Africa Women’s single champion, and Africa Uber cup champion, and came in 3rd place in WD. She also won 2 bronze medals at Botswana and South Africa International.
Khaled El Gammal
Diver Khaled El Gammal participated in a Free-diving Competition in Sharm Elsheikh against 23 International divers. He managed to win 1st place and break 4 national records.
Nour El Sherbini
Professional Squash player Nour El Sherbini wins the Female Squash World Champion title for the 6th time in total and the 4th time consecutively!
Professional Squash player Ali Farag wins the Male Squash World Champion title for the 3rd time.
Hania El Hammamy
Professional Squash Player Hania El Hammamy won the Hong Kong Open Champion & the British Open Champion titles
National Fencing Youth Team
Egypt’s National Youth Team was crowned as world champions after a 45/ 34 win against France at the Junior Fencing World Championship.
Mountaineer Mariz Doss and her impressive journey at the Alps, summiting four breathtaking summits: Punto Gnifetti on the Swiss Italian border, Piramid Vincent in Monte Rosa Massif, Aiguille de Marbees, and Aiguille de Toule.
Professional Weightlifter Sara Samir won a gold medal in the women’s 76 KG event at the 2022 World Weightlifting Championships in Colombia
Professional Taekwondo player Seif Eissa won a gold medal in the men’s 80 KG event at the 2022 Mediterranean Games. He also won a bronze medal at the World Taekwondo Championships in Mexico.
The professional basketball player Nadine Selaawi secured 3 wins; world cup qualifier, African Championship, and most valuable player.
Professional Pentathlete Haydy Morsy won a gold medal at World Cup 2 at the Mixed Relay.
As we said earlier, 2022 was a year of success. Alot of athletes helped raise the Egyptian flag up high this year. Our list could only fit so many. Who was your hero this year?