Khaled Qurany, the former Egyptian weightlifting coach, and several weightlifters called on the Ministry of Youth and Sports called for urgent medical care for Egyptian weightlifting star Nahla Ramadan after her health condition severely deteriorated.
In response, Minister Ashraf Sobhy ordered transferring Ramadan to a military hospital in Alexandria but
she was in a critical health condition as doctors failed to diagnose her problem, as it suffered from continuous bleeding from her mouth and nose, Qurany said on Facebook.
He added that Sobhy transfered Ramadan to the Armed Forces hospital in Alexandria but to no avail.
Ramadan was born on 4 April 1985 in Alexandria. She competed at the 2004 and 2012 Summer Olympics. At the 2004 Summer Olympics, competing in the heavyweight division, she did not finish the competition, being unable to register a lift in the clean and jerk. At the 2012 Summer Olympics, she competed in the super-heavyweight category and finished fifth.
However, four years later in 2016 samples taken at London 2012 from the Armenian bronze medalist Hripsime Khurshudyan were tested positive for prohibited substances. Therefore, Ramadan came fourth place. In 2003 at the world junior weightlifting Grand Prix championship in Budapest, Ramadan became the game’s top-ranked athlete after collecting three gold medals and breaking two world records in the process, an unprecedented accomplishment for an Egyptian of any sex in the sport.