Egyptian fencers Alaa abouelkassem and Mohamed Hamza exited the 2020 Tokyo Olympics on Monday after losing their matches in the quarter finals, despite their brilliant start in the tournament.
Abouelkassem, who claimed a sliver medal in the men’s foil event in 2012 in London games, suffered a 13-15 defeat to Takahiro Shikine in the quarter finals as he failed to book his place among the top four.
The 30-year-old Abouelkassem kicked off his campaign in Tokyo by defeating Benjamin Kleibrink of Germany 15-11 in the foil event Round of 32 earlier on Monday.
Meanwhile, Mohamed Hamza lost 9-15 to Andrea Cassara of Italy in the quarterfinals of foil event.
The 20-year-old Hamza started his mission with a 15-13 victory over Marcus Mepstead of Great Britain in the foil event Round of 32.