Swimming: Egypt's Farida Osman fails to reach 100m freestyle semis at FINA World Championships

Ahram Online , Thursday 27 Jul 2017

Farida Osman
File Photo: Farida Osman of Egypt swims during the women's 100m butterfly final at the Arab Games in Doha December 17, 2011 (Reuters)

Egyptian swimmer Farida Osman failed to reach the women's 100-metre freestyle semifinals on Thursday at the FINA World Championships in Budapest.

The 22-year-old, who placed 26th in the 2015 100-metre freestyle with a time of 55.46 seconds, placed 25th in the 2017 freestyle heats with a time of 55.52.

Osman came fifth in the 2015 women’s 50m butterfly final, coming in at 25.78 seconds.

Sweden's Sarah Sjostrom failed to break the 52-second mark for the second time at the World Championships but still qualified fastest in the women's 100-metre freestyle heats.

The FINA World Championships – or World Aquatics Championships – are the main global competition for aquatic sports: swimming, diving, high-diving, open-water swimming, synchronised swimming, and water polo.

The tournament runs from 14 to 30 July this year.

Egypt is represented in the prestigious event by some of the country's swimming stars of recent years, notably Ahmed Akram, who finished fourth in the 1,500-metre freestyle at the 2015 World Aquatics Championships.

On Wednesday, Egypt's Mohamed Samy and Mohamed Khaled Hussein failed to reach the men's 100-metre freestyle final.

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