Egypt capture Rio Olympic ticket

12 January 2016

2016 Men's African Olympic Qualifiers- Final  



 Brazzaville, Congo, January 12, 2016- Egypt took over their compatriots Tunisia 3-2 ((25-19, 20-25, 25-18, 19-25, 16-14) in the final of the 2016 Men's African Olympic qualifier to book a ticket for the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games after a thrilling encounter held at Elende Hall in Brazzaville, Congo on Tuesday.


 This is the fourth qualification for Egypt to the finals of Olympic Games after Los Angeles 1984, Sydney 2000 and Beijing 2008 against 6 previous qualifications for Tunisia in 1972 (Munich), 1984 (Los Angeles), 1988 (Seoul), 1996 (Atlanta), 2004 (Athens), 2012 (London).


 Egypt came also with a 100% in the biggest African Derby in the last 12 month with a 4th straight victory against their arch rivals after Egypt won the final of the 2015 Men's African Nations championship 3-0, the World Cup encounter in Japan 3-2 and their first round Pool A match 3-0 in the current Olympic Qualifier before yesterday's final .