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Karate star Gianna Farouk secures 4th medal for Egypt at Tokyo Games

Egyptian Karate player Gianna Farouk secured a fourth medal for Egypt in the current Tokyo Olympics, after qualifying for the semi-finals of the 61 kg weight class on Friday.

Farouk, 26, won three consecutive victories in the group stage, beating Peru’s Alexandra Grande 2-0, with two hits “Yoko”, then the Ukrainian Anita Serogina 2-1, and Morocco’s Ibtisam Sedini 5-0.

Farouk has one match left in this round against Serbia’s Jovana Preković to determine the top player of the group.

The champion and runner-up of each group qualifies for the semi-finals, where they are guaranteed at least a bronze medal, while the two finalists compete for the gold.

Egypt has won three bronzes in the current games, through Taekwondo stars Saif Eissa and Hedaya Wahba and Mohamed al-Sayed Ibrahim “Kisho” in the Roman wrestling for the 67-kg weight class.

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