The African Champion and the former World Junior Record holder (65.88m) Omar El-Ghazaly, of Egypt, has recently announced that he has decided to not participate at the IAAF World Outdoor Championships in Daegu, South Korea that will start on Saturday. This careful and emotional decision was joined thoughts from himself, his coach Aleksander Tammert and his physiotherapist Siim Altosaar.
The main reason for this particular decision is simply because of an injury of his left adductor. At the moment this is causing him physical pain during his training sessions and it also will not allow him to apply 100% into his throwing.
Currently at the moment, El-Ghazaly is focusing on rehabing so he can be back to his best potential and his best physical condition. During his period of rest and rehabilitation, Omar is also shooting a movie which will visually display a life of a top level athlete (a discus thrower). This film is going to be based on a true story and El-Ghazaly will be playing himself in the starring role of the film. The name for the film is, “I Am An Egyptian”. The director of the film is Karim Ali Ismail.
“I Am An Egyptian” is an Egyptian film, the story of an Egyptian athlete Omar El-Ghazaly who grew up with his best friend sharing the dream and goal to be successful athletes. They will have lots of ups and downs through their careers, but always supporting each other.
Liis Lemsalu plays the role of Omar’s girlfriend. The relationship between Omar and his girlfriend highlights the differences between Egyptian and Estonian culture, and how both backgrounds clash in many situations but at the same time it shows that we are all human, that true love and passion can overcome and go through any cultural or religious differences,
The movie shooting will be between Egypt and Estonia and it will be released in summer 2012. The director of the film is Karim Ali Ismail.