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Mahmood Fayad (Egypt)

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History in Color:


September 9, 1948, London, Great Britain – 23-year old featherweight Mahmoud Fayad of Team Egypt wins the 60kg class with a 332.5kg world record total at the 1948 Summer Olympics in London.


Mahmoud Fayad (1925-2002) was one of the great athletes of the legendary Team Egypt of the 1940s.


Besides being an Olympic champion (1948), Mahmoud Fayad was a 2x World Champion (1949, 1950) and a vice World Champion (1946).

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