by Olalekan Okusan, ITTF Africa Press Officer
Born in Alexandria, 41 years old, a class 4 athlete; undoubtedly the greatest achievement for Mohamed Sameh Eid Saleh is the bronze medal secured at the London 2012 Paralympic Games.
Success in London but it is in his own continent that he has enjoyed the greatest success. Victory on home soil in June meant that commencing in 2007, he collected his sixth consecutive men’s singles African Para Championships gold medal; in fact the list of wins could be considered nine in total. Beginning in 1999, repeating the success in 2003 and 2005 he struck gold at the tournament’s forerunner, the African and Middle East Championships.
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First awarded in June 2010, there have been two previous Allianz table tennis winners; in November 2016 Chile’s Matias Pino Lorca emerged the victor, one month later Germany’s Thomas Schmidberger secured the award.