Abdel Latif Khalaf

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameAbdel Latif•Khalaf Abdel Latif
Used nameAbdel Latif•Khalaf
Original nameعبد اللطيف•خلف عبد اللطيف
Born2 January 1966 in Al-Iskanderiya (Alexandria), Al-Iskanderiya (EGY)
Measurements172 cm / 68 kg
NOC Egypt


Abdel Latif Khalaf took up wrestling in his youth and was already impressing coaches at the age of 11 with his talent. He began to represent Egypt internationally in 1983 and was runner-up in the bantamweight, Greco-Roman event at the 1983 Junior World Championships. In his first outing as a senior, he was runner-up at the 1984 African Championships and also competed at that year’s Los Angeles Olympics, where he was eliminated in the second round of his group.

After moving up to the featherweight division, Khalaf became African Champion in 1985 and defended his title the following year, as well as at the 1987 All-Africa Games. By the end of the year he had moved up to the lightweight category and, although he became African Champion in that division in 1988, at the Seoul Olympics he was eliminated in round two of five in his group. He later moved to the United States and settled in New York.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1984 Summer Olympics Wrestling EGY Abdel Latif Khalaf
Bantamweight, Greco-Roman, Men (Olympic) AC
1988 Summer Olympics Wrestling EGY Abdel Latif Khalaf
Lightweight, Greco-Roman, Men (Olympic) AC