Nada Hafez: Egypt’s Fencing Prodigy on the Road to Olympic Glory


Egyptian fencing maestro, Nada Hafez, has etched her name in the records of sports history, with her unwavering determination to reach the pinnacle of her craft.  Amidst her awe-inspiring journey, Egyptian Streets sought to document her story through an exclusive interview. Spanning her debut at the 2016 Rio Olympics to her aspirations for the upcoming 2024 Paris Games, Nada Hafez’s trajectory stands as a testament to the transformative power of resilience and unwavering determination.  Navigating a path fraught with physical and mental obstacles, Hafez recalls the immense pressure and stress of the qualification tournament known as “The Zone.”  This is a qualification tournament where Hafez competed against a field of skilled fencers, all competing for a single qualification spot.  Through this tournament, Hafez emerged victorious, securing her place at the 2016 Rio Olympics.  However, the experience was marked by a sense of nervousness, as the 19-year-old lacked the skills? that would come to define her later Olympic appearances. By the time the 2020 Tokyo Olympics rolled around, Hafez told Egyptian Streets that she “had undergone a profound transformation. No longer the wide-eyed neophyte, I had become a seasoned competitor, more…

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