Elaraby Group has signed a contract to sponsor egyptian fencer Alaaeddin Abul-Kassem, who earned a silver medal in the London 2012 Summer Olympics. Abul-Kassem is one of the best 100 fencers in the world and he succeeded in putting Egypt on the world map of fencing which was reserved for a number of countries such as France, Russia and Germany.
Alaaeldin Abuelkassem started fencing at the age of eight and he participated in many Under-13 local competitions, he represented Egypt in 2006 and won the third place. Abul-Kassem had then participated in international contests in 2008 and 2010 in which he snatched the first place for the Under-20 category. Based on these achievements, Abul-Kassem hopes he would win the gold medal in the 2016 summer Olympics which will be held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Abouelkassem said that El-Araby group's sponsorship was a positive step that would help him enhances his skills over the coming period in a move that would help him accomplish more achievements and clinch the gold medal in the forthcoming Olympics in Brazil. Abul-Kassem expressed his respect for El-Araby Group as a leading Egyptian company that works on supporting the Egyptian citizen in the sports and cultural fields.
Medhat El-Araby, board member at El-Araby Group, said that the sponsorship came in light of the group's social responsibility towards Egypt through fostering athletes who could glorify the Egypt's name. Elaraby added that the company's role does not only entail providing people with the latest technologies, but also supporting aspiring athletes who represent the country in international contests.