Bridgestone commemorated Egypt's Tokyo 2020 Olympians and Paralympians, while committing to providing support for athletes preparing for Paris 2024 ©Bridgestone

Bridgestone has partnered with the Egyptian Olympic Committee to celebrate the country's Tokyo 2020 Olympians.

At an event held in Marriott Mena House in Cairo, the Egyptian regional partner of Bridgestone, Nile Projects & Trading Co, committed to providing financial and logistical support for athletes in preparation for the Paris 2024 Olympics, while also commemorating those who competed in Tokyo.

Bridgestone is a member of the International Olympic Committee's flagship The Olympic Partner programme and a top-tier Paralympic sponsor.

It claims to supporting National Olympic Committee activities and promote the principles of the Olympic Charter, such as social responsibility, diversity and awareness of climate change.

Besides providing financial support, Bridgestone and Nile Projects & Trading Co will provide equipment and training facilities for Egyptian athletes, as well as supporting holistic approaches to aid athletes' mental health and morale.

Speaking at the ceremony, Bridgestone regional managing director Stefano Sanchini said: "Warmest congratulations to all the Egyptian athletes for their achievements at the Tokyo Olympics and we extend our support and wishes to all the athletes preparing for the upcoming World Championships and Paris Olympics.

"We believe in the ability of sports to bridge the gap and bring the world together.

"Our position as a global partner for the Olympics and Paralympics and our commitment to society enables us to support people of different ages and abilities across the world to achieve their dreams. 

"We remain committed to creating a positive legacy in the Olympics, and we will continue implementing initiatives to celebrate, inspire, and support athletes."

Karateka Feryal Abdelaziz became Egpyt's first female Olympic gold medallist at Tokyo 2020 ©Getty Images
Karateka Feryal Abdelaziz became Egpyt's first female Olympic gold medallist at Tokyo 2020 ©Getty Images

Mohamed El Naggar, managing director of Nile Projects & Trading Co, added: "It was my pleasure to celebrate the accomplishments of Egyptian Olympic and Paralympic champions during this event. 

"Throughout our long-standing partnership with Bridgestone, we have been always keen to achieve remarkable growth and reach huge milestones while creating a positive impact on the community. 

"Today’s event comes as a reflection of Nile Projects and Bridgestone’s vision, which comes in line with Egypt’s agenda to empower youth and sports. 

"We look forward to providing all the needed support for the Egyptian Olympic Committee to equip our champions and help them craft new success stories in Paris 2024 Games. 

"Indeed, they will make us all proud as usual."

Egpyt sent 132 athletes to the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. 

The country won one gold, one silver and four bronze medals.

Feryal Abdelaziz became the first female Egyptian Olympic gold medallist, winning the under-61 kilograms kumite division in karate, a sport that made its Olympic debut at the Games.