Alaaeldin Abouelkassem of Egypt makes sujood in gratitude to Allah after defeating world number one Andrea Cassara of Italy in the quaterfinals of the Men’s Foil Individual on Day 4 of the London 2012 Olympic Games on July 31, 2012. He became the first African fencer to reach the semi-finals at an Olympics. Images via Getty Images

Alaaeldin Abouelkassem of Egypt makes sujood in gratitude to Allah after defeating world number one Andrea Cassara of Italy in the quaterfinals of the Men’s Foil Individual on Day 4 of the London 2012 Olympic Games on July 31, 2012. He became the first African fencer to reach the semi-finals at an Olympics. Images via Getty Images