The British University in Egypt would like to congratulate the Egyptian athlete, champion and BUE Pharmacy student, Ferial Ashraf who won the gold medal in karate at the Tokyo Olympics giving Egypt its first gold since 2004.
Feryal Ashraf Abdel Aziz won a historic gold medal for Egypt at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, after winning the final match of the karate competitions against the world champion, the Azerbaijani player, in a match in which “Feryal Proved that she deserved to win the gold and write her name in history
The British University in Egypt Pharmacy Student Feryal Ashraf victory in the women’s Kumite +61kg has seen her become the first-ever woman from Egypt to win an Olympic gold medal at the Nippon Budokan.
As the last-minute ticked down, neither karateka had managed to score a point until Feryal scored consecutive yuko’s with less than 30 seconds on the board.
Tension was high for Zaretska as the reining -68kg Kumite European champion tried to find the right combination to clinch the gold medal but it was too late as her spinning kick came after time had ended.
The 22-year-old Egyptian fell to the tatami as she realised she had been crowned the inaugural Olympic champion in the women’s +61kg Kumite.
“I can’t describe my feeling, I am very, very happy,” Feryal said.”I am very tired for four years and after four years God said to me, ‘it’s the gold and you deserve it.
“I can’t believe it but my dream came true and I can’t describe my feelings really.”
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, sent a message to Olympic champion Ferial Ashraf, on Twitter, said: “I congratulate the daughter of Faryal Ashraf, the Egyptian champion who won a karate gold medal at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. This is a new achievement to be proud of, and confirms it The ability of the Egyptians. “
El-Sisi added: “I am proud of my daughter Faryal Ashraf, and that every Egyptian makes Egypt’s name high in international forums.”