Egyptian cyclist dies while competing at African Track Championships

22-year-old Eslam Nasser Zaki collapsed while competing in the omnium

Islam Nasser Zaki died while competing at the African Track Championships

(Image credit: CyclingEgypt)

An Egyptian cyclist has died while competing in the African Track Championships in South Africa.

Eslam Nasser Zaki was competing in the tempo race, the second event of the men's omnium and the final event of the opening session of the event, when he fell from his bike.

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