Omar Al-Geziry - official Facebook account
CAIRO – 5 August 2017: Omar Al-Geziry, player of the national modern Pentathlon team, officially announced his retirement. The 32-year-old Al-Geziry said, “I wanted to take one year off; it’s been a year since I participated in the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics. After eighteen years, I have decided to declare my retirement as a player for the Egyptian team of the modern Pentathlon.”
Al Geziry added, “I want to thank my country and the Egyptian Modern Pentathlon Federation for their support during all these years. I wish all the best for my mates in the Egyptian team.”
Head of the Egyptian Modern Pentathlon Federation Sherif Al Erian said, “I wish all the best for Omar Al-Geziry on any path he chooses. You are a real champion and a role model for our youth players; you have achieved much success and have been through hard times. I hope you will use them to achieve greater success.”
Al-Geziry has made many great achievements. In August 2016, he ended his career last year by participating in the Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games. He surprised everyone by qualifying for the Rio de Janeiro Olympics in Brazil after finishing sixth in the Olympic rankings. After desperate attempts to qualify for the 2008 Olympics, he received the Olympic ticket to represent Egypt with his brother Amr Al–Geziry in 2016. They became the first brothers to represent their country in individual sport at the Olympics.