Thursday, August 26, 2004
Egyptian wrestler Karam Gaber won a gold medal today. It is Egypt's FIRST gold medal since the 1936 Berlin Olympics!!!!!!!!!!! The last medal Egypt got was a silver medal won by judo player Rashwan in 1984!! I was hearing the radio when I heard the news. They cut the broadcast and announced Gaber's win. Now Egypt has 4 medals, 1 gold and 3 bronze in boxing.
Gaber is now an instant millionaire. Businessmen pledged that they would donate hefty sums of money to any Olympian who returns with a medal.