2019 World Swimming Championships: Farida Osman misses out on 100m freestyle semis

Ahram Online , Thursday 25 Jul 2019

Swimming: Egyptian butterfly Farida Osman (Photo: facebook.com/farida.osman)

Egyptian swimmer Farida Osman failed to qualify for the women 100m freestyle semi finals at the 2019 world championships in Gwangju after finishing 28th in the overall heats ranking on Thursday.

Osman came first in her heat 6 timing 54.93 seconds but that wasn't enough to get her through.

Osman will compete in two more events that are her main specialties the 50m freestyle and 50m butterfly.

On Sunday, the 24-year old Osman made her first appearance at the prestigious tournament; ranking 17th in the heats of the women's 100m butterfly in 58.43 seconds.

Osman won Best Female Athlete from Africa at the ANOC Awards 2017 in Prague, a few months after she made national history by winning Egypt's first-ever medal at the World Championships in Budapest.

Previous results:

In the men's 100m freestyle, Ali Khalafalla finished 1st of his heat 10th and 26th in the overall heats ranking timing 49.22 seconds on Wednesday.

In the 200m Medley, Mohamed Samy finished 5th of his heat 3 and 32nd in the overall heats ranking timing 2:02.57 minutes on Wednesday.

In the men's 50m breaststroke, Youssef El-Kamash finished 24th in the heats timing 27.62 seconds on Tuesday.

In the men's 800m freestyle, Marwan El-Kamash finished 26th in the heats timing 8:07.97 minutes on Tuesday.

In the men's 100m backstroke, Samy finished 39th in the overall heats ranking timing 55.87 seconds on Monday.

In the men's 50m butterfly, Abdel-Rahman Sameh qualified for the semifinals after finishing 15th in the heats timing 23.54 seconds on Sunday. Later on Sunday, he recorded 23.68 in the semis to finish at the 16th place.

In the men's 100m breaststroke, Youssef El-Kamash finished 31st in the heats timing 1:01.24 minutes on Sunday.

In the women's 100m butterfly, Farida Osman ranked 17th in the heats timing 58.43 seconds on Sunday.

In the men's 400m freestly, Marwan El-Kamash finished 23rd in the heats timing 3:52.21 minutes on Sunday.

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