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Ibrahim Moustafa

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 1
Silver 0
Bronze 0
Total 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameIbrahim•Moustafa
Used nameIbrahim•Moustafa
Original nameابراهيم•مصطفى
Born23 September 1904 in Al-Iskanderiya (Alexandria) (EGY)
Died9 October 1968 in Ciudad de México (Mexico City), Ciudad de México (MEX)
AffiliationsEl-Olympi, Al-Iskanderiya (EGY)
NOC Egypt

Biography

Ibrahim Moustafa learned to wrestle as a teenager. At his first international tournament, the Paris Olympics, he nearly won an Olympic medal, placing fourth. Four years later, the Alexandrian carpenter would win the Greco-Roman light-heavyweight division, becoming the second Egyptian Olympic champion, just days after Sayed Nosseir had become the first. On invitation of the Swedish Wrestling Federation, Moustafa toured Europe in 1929 and competed in several international tournaments, although he never competed at the World Championships. Moustafa, later a trainer at the Olympic Club in his home town, would teach wrestling to his three sons. One of them, Adel Ibrahim Moustafa, went on to compete at two Olympic Games and won a Mediterranean Games title in 1955. Egypt’s first wrestling champion is remembered by the annual Ibrahim Moustafa International Tournament.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1924 Summer Olympics Wrestling EGY Ibrahim Moustafa
Light-Heavyweight, Greco-Roman, Men (Olympic) 4
1928 Summer Olympics Wrestling EGY Ibrahim Moustafa
Light-Heavyweight, Greco-Roman, Men (Olympic) 1 Gold

Other participations

Games Role NOC As
1928 Summer Olympics Flagbearer at the Opening Ceremony EGY Ibrahim Moustafa

Olympic family relations

Errata

DOD also seen as October 6 and 11, but his obituary in Al-Ahram on October 10 explicitly states that he died "yesterday". DOB also seen as April 20, but September 23 comes from his obituary.