Meanwhile in Egypt …
In rather sad news, my favorite lifter and friend, Mohamed Ehab announced his retirement from professional weightlifting 🙁
Egypt recently received an 18 moths long country ban, for doping violations stemming back to 2016, when seven youth athletes failed their tests. In addition to that it was also just announced that 5 more Egyptian weightlifters failed tests (Sara Ahmed among them) at African games.
Because of that there is no way for Mohamed to take part in the required qualification events, thus effectively destroying his dream of Tokyo 2020.
ATG has followed Mohamed’s journey since 2013 when I first posted about him, visited him in 2016 during his Rio Olympics preparation and planned to do another pre-olympic visit, which of course is not going to happen now. Sad times.