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Egypt’s Ahmed Akram reaches 1500m final of the World Swimming Championships

Akram is the second Egyptian swimmer to reach the final in the current World Championship

Ahram Online , Saturday 8 Aug 2015
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Egypt's Akram Ahmed swims during the men's 400m freestyle heats at the Aquatics World Championships in Kazan, Russia, August 2, 2015 (Reuters)
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Egyptian swimmer Ahmed Akram has reached the Men's 1500m Freestyle final at the World Championship in the Russian city of Kazan on Saturday.

The 19 years old Egyptian swimmer ended the preliminary round at the fifth place with a time of 14 minutes and 55.42 seconds, 4.38 seconds behind the winner Gregorio Paltrinieri of Italy.

Akram, who recently finished ninth in the Men's 800m Freestyle, is the second Egyptian swimmer to reach the final in the current World Championship as Farida Osman qualified for the 50m butterfly final on Friday.

Last week, Akram also competed in the Men's 400m Freestyle competition, finishing at the 10th place with a time of 3:48.07.

The 1500m final will be fought out on Sunday.

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