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Hesham Elshwikh - Rio 2016

Hesham Elshwikh

Sitting Volleyball
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With Hesham Elshwikh’s outstanding leadership, Egypt have repeatedly ended among the top teams at major international competitions in recent times.

However, they were expecting a better finish at the 2018 World Championships in Netherlands. The draw did not favoure them as reigning world champions Bosnia and Herzegovina joined them in Group D.

Finishing second meant Egypt had to face Rio 2016 gold medallists Iran in the quarterfinals, losing 3-1 (25-19, 25-22, 22-25, 25-15).

They only ended sixth after being defeated by European champions Russia 3-0 (25-21, 25-22, 25-13).

Egypt and their multi-skilled captain Elshwikh do have nice memories from the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games. Elshwikh was the fifth best scorer with 48 spikes, 11 blocks and six serves.

The African team ended top of their group, then lost to Bosnia & Herzegovina in the semi-finals before defeating hosts Brazil 3-2 (28–26, 29–31, 19–25, 25–22, 15–13) to win a much-celebrated bronze.

Not only does he bring a lot of talent to the squad, Elshwikh is also a calming influence on what can be an emotional team.

Elshwikh was also a member of the Egyptian team that claimed its first sitting volleyball Paralympic medal, a bronze at Athens 2004 after beating Germany 3-2.

Egypt have also enjoyed success at World Championships with Elshwikh in the team, winning bronze at Roermond 2006 and Edmond 2010.

They have dominated on a continental level as well, winning the last two African Championships in 2015 and 2017, conceding just one set in the latest edition.

Results

Unit Date Rank
Sydney 2000 Paralympic Games (Sydney, Australia)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Sitting Volleyball Group B 1
Men's Sitting Volleyball Bronze Medal Match 102
Men's Sitting Volleyball Semifinal 202
Men's Sitting Volleyball Quarterfinal 304
Men's Sitting Volleyball Group B 5
Men's Sitting Volleyball Group B 4
Men's Sitting Volleyball Group B 3
Men's Sitting Volleyball Group B 2
Athens 2004 Paralympic Games (Athens, Greece)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Sitting Volleyball Bronze Medal Match 102
Men's Sitting Volleyball Semifinal 201
Men's Sitting Volleyball Quarterfinal 302
Men's Sitting Volleyball Group B 5
Men's Sitting Volleyball Group B 4
Men's Sitting Volleyball Group B 1
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Sitting Volleyball Pool A 2016-09-09 2
Men's Sitting Volleyball Pool A 2016-09-11 3
Men's Sitting Volleyball Pool A 2016-09-13 5
Men's Sitting Volleyball Pool A - Standings 2016-09-13 1
Men's Sitting Volleyball Semifinal 2016-09-16 201
Men's Sitting Volleyball Bronze Medal Match 2016-09-18 102