Egypt’s Beach Volleyball women team prepare for Rio 2016


Rio is a dream for every human being A dream for every athlete We are the first Egyptian women’s team to reach the Olympics Our hope in Rio if God wills is to play well Right now we are in the qualifying tournaments I think Egypt is the only country that reached the Olympics in Africa I don’t think there will be other African countries since beach volleyball is not well-known yet We began training about a week ago We have been focusing on physical fitness We need to develop our players’ fitness Our plan for Rio is two part, training here at home then a crash camp abroad We will do a camp in Slovenia, then a match in Croatia Then another match in Switzerland followed by a camp in Italy After Italy we will head early to do one last camp in Brazil for ten days We will be ready on 5 August for the Olympics We have a goal to win We are not going there just to represent We are competitors We have 4 to 6 players who are really good Only 2 of our players will qualify to travel to Brazil In the end, we are all one team All of us are honoured to just reach this final phase of qualifications It is an honour to be here right now for anyone Whoever goes to Rio is representing our country Egypt I would definitely be sad not to go I am training hard to make it But’s it’s in God’s hands Of course, this is something to write on our CVs It’s something to be written as part of history This has never happened before for Egypt

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