Death of Hassan Mahmoud Khalil El Haddad, President of the Egyptian Wrestling Federation

Hassan Mahmoud Khalil El Haddad, President of the Egyptian wrestling federation, died this week. He was 60.

El-Haddad was a decorated wrestler for his home nation of Egypt, collecting several regional and international medals during his days on the mat. El-Haddad was a member of the 1984 and 1988 Olympic team for Egypt, and competed in both Greco-Roman and Freestlye during the 1984 Games in Los Angeles. El-Haddad was also a three-time African champion.

After retiring, El-Haddad earned the rank of Captain and began a long career in public service, where he was still working at the time of his death as the president of the wrestling federation.