Haydy Adel Morsy is an Olympian and world champion who currently studies marketing at the AUC. Haydy coincidentally found out about pentathlons in 2010 and immediately joined their training. Modern Pentathlon is an Olympic sport that comprises five different events: fencing, freestyle swimming, equestrian show jumping, and a final combined event of pistol shooting and cross country running. Haydy quickly hopped on the national pentathlon team and started competing professionally. To improve her fencing skills, she started taking extra fencing training but ended up being so good at it that she joined the fencing team as well. Today, the 21-year-old champion is a member of both Modern Pentathlon and Fencing national teams. Haydy’s record is studded with so many gold, international accomplishments, and recognitions.
In 2019, Haydy received The Presidential Award for her gold medal at the WorldCup Championship for Adults earlier that year and The Sports Medal for her accomplishments in 2017-2018. She went from there to accomplish yet another gold at 2020’s WorldCup Championship in Cairo. Her other gold medals were at the Tokyo qualifier African Championship in 2019, the Universities’ World Championship in 2018, the African Championship in 2015, the Pentathlon World Championship in 2013, the Biathlon World Championship in 2012, and the Biathlon World Championship in 2011. In her last 3 years as a youth champion, not once has Haydy stepped off the podium. She was the youngest Egyptian athlete in Rio Olympics 2016 and among the youngest qualified age group in the Youth Olympics 2014 where she finished 6th. Today, Haydy has over 46 international accomplishments and, being the first female athlete to qualify for Tokyo 2020, is preparing to rock the world in the upcoming Olympics.
What keeps you inspired?
“I still have so much that I still need to accomplish, targets I have set for myself that I’m not planning on giving up. I do not want to quit before having won an Olympic medal, and to do that, I need to put in my best effort. If I had to send a message to everyone out there, I would tell them never to give up. Set your goals and don’t stop until you reach them. Victory tastes so much better when you fight for it.”
Best of luck Haydy and thank you for always leaving us proud!