Egypt at the Rio 2016 Paralympics
Sherif Osman of Egypt on his way to winning gold in the Men's -56 kg in Powerlifting at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games© • Getty Images
·Egypt has claimed 165 medals at the Paralympic Summer Games: G46-S59-B60.
·Atlanta 1996 were Egypt's most successful Paralympic Games to date, winning eight gold medals (S11-B11).
·The NPC made its debut at the Heidelberg 1972 Paralympic Games.
·Egypt is in 31st place on the Summer Games' all-time medal table.
·The NPC has been most successful in athletics, claiming 26 gold, 27 silver and 33 bronze medals.
·Egypt has claimed the other gold medals in powerlifting (19) and swimming (one).
·Athlete Metwali Ahmed Khadr is Egypt's most successful Paralympian in individual events: G4-S1.
·All of Egypt's gold medals in their first five participations to the Paralympic Games came in athletics (11). At the last two Paralympic Games, Egypt only won gold medals in powerlifting.
·Powerlifter Sherif Osman is on the IPC's ones-to-watch list for Rio 2016. He is the two-time defending Paralympic champion in the men's up to 56kg but will compete in the men’s up to 59kg in Rio.
·Egyptian Radio and Television Union is the rights holding broadcaster in Egypt for the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games. More information can be found at www.ertu.org.
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