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Omar Asr continues writing history and qualifies for the quarter-finals of table tennis at the Olympics


Egyptian champion Omar Asr, player of the national table tennis team, continued writing history during his participation in the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, and Asr defeated his opponent, Yuan Chung, player of Taiwan, with a score of 4/3, in the round of 16 match, and the results of the runs were as follows: 11/8, 6 /11, 11/8, 7/11, 11/9, 5/11, 11/7.


Omar Ader became the first Egyptian in history to qualify for the quarter-finals of the table tennis tournament in the Olympics, and the second only African to do so after Nigerian Quadri Aruna in Rio 2016, and his career ended at that time in front of the Chinese legend Ma Long, who is Omar's next opponent.


In the quarter-finals of the competitions, tomorrow at 1:00 pm Cairo time, Omar Asr will face the world champion and Olympic champion in Rio Janeiro 2016 the Chinese legend Ma Long.


Omar began his sports career in Desouk Sports Club under the auspices of his father, and he was responsible for the game of table tennis in the club, and his uncle Maher Aser was an international lecturer for the same game. Omar started at the age of four and continued until nine with his younger brother Khaled.

 

When he was 12 years old, Alaa Musharraf participated in the first Arab club championship in Yemen, to be the youngest player, so that Al-Ahly Club won it after a long absence, after which he joined the men's team.

 

Omar won the gold of the African Championship for the year 2005 and was awarded a reward by the President of the International Federation, Adham Sharara. And he came in third place, and became the best table tennis junior in the world.

 

He won the second place in the World Junior Championships in Japan in 2000, and in March 2018, Omar Asr succeeded in winning the African Championship in Kenya, and qualified for the 2018 World Cup.

 

Omar succeeded in qualifying for the Table Tennis World Cup through the world rankings, as Omar currently occupies the 21st place in the world, which is the best position for an Arab and African player in history.

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