Adli Roushdi

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameMohamed Adli•Roushdi
Used nameAdli•Roushdi
Original nameمحمد عدلي•رشدى
Born21 July 1921 in Al-Qahira (Cairo), Al-Qahira (EGY)
Died28 April 2016 in Columbia, South Carolina (USA)
NOC Egypt


The pinnacle of Adli Roushdi’s gymnastics career came at the 1948 London Olympics. There, representing Egypt, he placed 13th with the team and had a best individual finish of 50th in the rings. At the time, however, he was living in the United States, where he had first moved in 1937 and returned after World War II to attend the University of California, Berkeley. There, he not only participated in gymnastics, but also swam and dabbled in basketball. He remained in the United States after graduation and eventually became a citizen. By career, he ran swimming schools, but he also worked as a realtor in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. In retirement, he moved to Columbia, South Carolina.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1948 Summer Olympics Artistic Gymnastics (Gymnastics) EGY Adli Roushdi
Individual All-Around, Men (Olympic) 87
Team All-Around, Men (Olympic) Egypt 13
Floor Exercise, Men (Olympic) 109
Horse Vault, Men (Olympic) 95
Parallel Bars, Men (Olympic) 55
Horizontal Bar, Men (Olympic) 83
Rings, Men (Olympic) 50
Pommelled Horse, Men (Olympic) =97