Egyptian Wrestlers Disqualified After Late Olympic Match Showing

Two Egyptian wrestlers were disqualified in the Olympic Games today after they were four hours late for the start of their competition, state-run website Ahram Gate reported today.

Abdou Omar and Saleh Emara missed their first-round matches in the 66-kilogram and 96-kilogram men’s freestyle categories, it said.

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