Alaaeldin Abouelkassem

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Alaaeldin Abouelkassem
Medal record
Representing  Egypt
Men’s fencing
Olympic Games
Silver medal – second place 2012 London Men's foil
Pan Arab Games
Gold medal – first place 2011 Doha Men's Foil
Gold medal – first place 2011 Doha Men's Team foil
Alaaeldin Abouelkassem

Alaaeldin Mohamed El-Sayed Abouelkassem (Arabic: علاء الدين محمد السيد أبو القاسم; born 25 November 1990) is an Egyptian fencer who won a silver medal in the men's foil event at the 2012 Summer Olympics. He took up fencing at the age of eight and, in 2008, began fencing globally, winning medals at the African and World Junior Championships, as well as the Junior World Cup, before advancing to the senior level in 2011 and winning bronze at the Fleuret de St-Petersbourg. Later that year he earned gold medals at the 2011 Pan Arab Games in the individual and team foil events before going to the 2012 Summer Games, where he won Egypt's and Africa's first ever Olympic fencing medal.