Farida Osman finishes fifth in 50m butterfly for Egypt’s best ever position

Ahram Online , Saturday 8 Aug 2015

Farida Osman

Egyptian swimmer Farida Osman finished fifth in the 50m butterfly final in Russia’s Kazan on Saturday, marking the country’s best ever position in the World Championships.

Osman finished with 25.78 seconds, beating her own Egyptian and African record of 25.88 which she had set on Friday in the 50m butterfly semi-final.

Swedish world record holder Sarah Sjostrom won the gold medal after finishing with 24.96 seconds, a World Championship record.

Egypt’s previous best was also achieved by Osman when she finished seventh in the 2013 Barcelona World Championships.

The 20-year-old finished 16th in the 100m freestyle at this year’s edition in Kazan but didn't qualify for semi-final after losing a swim-off.

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