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Ahmed Fouad Nessim

Full name: Ahmed Fouad Nessim
Original name: أحمد فؤاد نسيم
Gender: Male
Born: September 19, 1924
Died: October 28, 1956 in Mediterranean Sea, Unknown, Unknown
Country: EGY Egypt
Sport: Water Polo

Biography

A world-class water polo player, Ahmed Fouad Nessim represented his native Egypt as a goalkeeper in the sport at the 1948 and 1952 Summer Olympics, placing seventh in a field of eighteen and joint ninth in a pool of twenty-one with his team respectively. A veteran of numerous international successes with the Egyptian national team, he was also a proficient swimmer who won several national titles. He died in an air crash over the Mediterranean Sea in October 1956 that was allegedly caused by Israeli Mossad agents who had mistaken a plane carrying Egyptian athletes for one carrying a senior Egyptian Field Marshall. The incident may also have been related to the fact that Ahmed's brother Muhammad was a famous Egyptian intelligence figure during the era of Gamal Abdel Naser. The crash also killed Youssef Abbas, an international and Olympic basketball star for Egypt. Outside of athletics, Nessim served as a national police officer.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1948 Summer 23 London Water Polo Men's Water Polo Egypt EGY 7
1952 Summer 27 Helsinki Water Polo Men's Water Polo Egypt EGY 9T

Men's Water Polo

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result G
1948 Summer 23 London Water Polo Egypt EGY Group B Match #1 2 1948-08-04 ITA 5, EGY 1
1948 Summer 23 London Water Polo Egypt EGY Classification Round 5-8 Match #1 2 1948-08-06 SWE 3, EGY 2
1948 Summer 23 London Water Polo Egypt EGY Classification Round 5-8 Match #3 1 1948-08-07 EGY 3, ESP 1
1948 Summer 23 London Water Polo Egypt EGY Group D Match #1 1T 1948-08-02 FRA 3, EGY 3
1948 Summer 23 London Water Polo Egypt EGY Group D Match #2 1T 1948-08-02 EGY 4, ARG 4
1948 Summer 23 London Water Polo Egypt EGY Group E Match #1 2 1948-07-29 HUN 4, EGY 2
1948 Summer 23 London Water Polo Egypt EGY Group E Match #3 1T 1948-07-31 GBR 3, EGY 3
1948 Summer 23 London Water Polo Egypt EGY Group E Match #4 2 1948-08-01 HUN 5, EGY 2
1952 Summer 27 Helsinki Water Polo Egypt EGY Group B Match #1 2 1952-07-26 HUN 9, EGY 0 0
1952 Summer 27 Helsinki Water Polo Egypt EGY Group B Match #3 1 1952-07-27 EGY 5, GER 2
1952 Summer 27 Helsinki Water Polo Egypt EGY Group B Match #5 2 1952-07-28 URS 3, EGY 2
1952 Summer 27 Helsinki Water Polo Egypt EGY Qualifying Round Match #2 1 1952-07-25 EGY 10, POR 0
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