Paris 2024 Olympics – Olympic champion dies in Gaza

Paris 2024 Olympics – Olympic champion dies in Gaza

Abu Marahal died on June 11, and the cause of death is said to be a lack of medical treatment due to kidney failure. He is said to have died in the Nuseirat refugee camp, which is often affected by power outages and shortages of medical supplies.

The website says so Inside games.

During the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games, he became the first Palestinian Olympic athlete, competing in the 10,000 meter race. He ran to 21st place with a time of 34:40.50.

They wrote that Abu Marahal was also the country's flag bearer during the games, and was a pioneer of the Palestinian sports movement. Since its debut, 20 Palestinians have competed in the Olympic Games.

Among those who praise the long-distance runner is the Palestinian Athletics Federation. On

Inside the Games wrote that an attempt was made to transfer him to Egypt to receive medical treatment, but the family was unable to get him through the Rafah border crossing.

Abu Marahal was known for his daily training trips from Gaza to the Erez crossing on the border with Israel, a crossing that was previously open. The crossing has been closed since October, due to Hamas' terrorist attack on Israel.

After competing in the Olympics, Abu devoted his life to training other athletes, such as Nader Al-Masry, who participated in the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

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