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In pictures: Middle East athletes perform on Rio 2016 Olympics day three

UAE women's weightlifter and men's judo star in action at the games

In pictures: Middle East athletes perform on Rio 2016 Olympics day three
Ayesha Shahriyar M. Albalooshi of United Arab Emirates competes during the Women's 58kg Group B weightlifting contest on Day 3 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Riocentro - Pavilion 2 on August 8, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Getty Images)
In pictures: Middle East athletes perform on Rio 2016 Olympics day three
Shohei Ono of Japan (white) competes against Victor Scvortov of United Arab Emirates in the Men's -73 kg Judo elimination round on Day 3 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Carioca Arena 2 on August 8, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Getty Images)
In pictures: Middle East athletes perform on Rio 2016 Olympics day three
Li Ping of Qatar competes against Dimitrij Ovtcharov of Germany during Round 3 of the Men's Singles Table Tennis on Day 3 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Riocentro - Pavilion 3 on August 8, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Getty Images)
In pictures: Middle East athletes perform on Rio 2016 Olympics day three
United Arab Emirates's Victor Scvortov (white) Yemen's Zeyad Mater competes with during their men's -73kg judo contest match of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro on August 8, 2016. (Toshifumi Kitamura/AFP/Getty Images)
In pictures: Middle East athletes perform on Rio 2016 Olympics day three
Ayesha Shahriyar M. Albalooshi of United Arab Emirates competes during the Women's 58kg Group B weightlifting contest on Day 3 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Riocentro - Pavilion 2 on August 8, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Getty Images)
In pictures: Middle East athletes perform on Rio 2016 Olympics day three
Ayesha Shahriyar M. Albalooshi of United Arab Emirates reacts during the Women's 58kg Group B weightlifting contest on Day 3 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Riocentro - Pavilion 2 on August 8, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Getty Images)
In pictures: Middle East athletes perform on Rio 2016 Olympics day three
Ahmed Saad of Egypt competes during the Men's 62kg Group A weightlifting contest on Day 3 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Riocentro - Pavilion 2 on August 8, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Getty Images)
In pictures: Middle East athletes perform on Rio 2016 Olympics day three
Turkeys Mete Gazoz shoots an arrow during the Rio 2016 Olympic Games Men's competition at the Sambodromo archery venue in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on August 8, 2016. (Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images)
In pictures: Middle East athletes perform on Rio 2016 Olympics day three
Egypt's Walid Mohamed (L) fights Great Britain's Josh Kelly during the Men's Welter (69kg) match at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Riocentro - Pavilion 6 in Rio de Janeiro on August 8, 2016. (Yuri Cortez/AFP/Getty Images)
In pictures: Middle East athletes perform on Rio 2016 Olympics day three
Venezuela's Alejandra Jhonay Benitez Romero (L) and Egypt's Nada Hafez tap hands during their womens individual sabre qualifying bout as part of the fencing event of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, on August 8, 2016, at the Carioca Arena 3, in Rio de Janeiro. (Fabrice Coffrini/AFP/Getty Images)