Swimming: Tunisia’s Hafnaoui sets new record, wins third medal at World Aquatics Championships

Ahmed Abd El Rasoul , Sunday 30 Jul 2023

Tunisian swimmer Ahmed Hafnaoui won the gold medal in the men’s 150m freestyle event on Sunday at the 2023 World Aquatics Championships in Fukuoka, Japan, setting a new world record.

Ahmed Hafnaoui
Gold medallist Tunisia s Ahmed Hafnaoui attends the medals ceremony for the men s 1500m freestyle swimming event during the World Aquatics Championships in Fukuoka on July 30, 2023. AFP


The 20-year-old Hafnaoui ended the race clocking 14:31.54, breaking the previous world record of 14:31.02 set by China's Sun Yang in 2012.

Bobby Finke won the silver medal with a time of 14:31.59, while Samuel Short from Australia got the bronze medal clocking 14:37.28.

Hafnaoui’s success started earlier in the prestigious tournament, winning the silver medal in the 400m freestyle event on 23 July and also the gold medal at the 800m freestyle event three days later.

The World Aquatics Championships are being held from 14-30 July.

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