Egypt Boxing Team Hope To Win Country's First Gold In The Sport

In just over three months time, the world will assemble in the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro for the 31st Olympiad, the largest multi-event sports competition in the world. Egypt will be represented by athletes in at least 20 disciplines. The country will feature four boxers, who have already began preparations for the competition. The country is yet to win gold in the boxing arena at the Olympics. It's only medals came during the 2004 Athens Games, where they won two bronze and one silver. This time around, national team coach Saeed Al Sayyed Hassan is promising Egyptians more than just a bronze and silver. To boost the team's quest for gold, the country has arranged for a training camp in Cuba, a country known for its dominance in amateur boxing, before heading to Rio.