Today, the only representative for Africa in Track discipline in Rio Olympic Games, The female rider Ebtissam MOHAMED from Egypt will start the qualifications stage for Women's Sprint race.
Ebtissam MOHAMED, born on 25/09/1996 (only 19 years) cyclist of road race, was starting track since about two years along with road race. After UCI declared her qualification to Rio Olympic Games, she starts with her coach Mohamed Ibrahim the preparation in World Cycling Center as the velodrome in Egypt is still under construction. Although this major obstacle (the lack of a track venue in her country) she made continued and determined efforts to confirm Africa presence in Track discipline.
“It was not lack of ability that limited my people, but lack of opportunity.”- Nelson Mandela
"We are working very hard to grow the track discipline in Africa, Egypt will be flying the flag for African Track cycling at the Olympics, Egypt’s achievement for Rio 2016 is a huge achievement and we must be motivated to improve on this for future Championship events. Lets make Africa strong together." quote of Mr. William Newman (President of CAC Track Commission, UCI Track Commission member and President of South Africa Cycling Federation).
African Continental Mountain Bike Championship Mauritius 2017