2019 World Swimming Championships: Khalafalla finishes 13th in men's 50m freestyle semis

Ahram Online , Friday 26 Jul 2019

Swimming - 18th FINA World Swimming Championships - Men's 50m Freestyle Heats - Nambu University Municipal Aquatics Center, Gwangju, South Korea - July 26, 2019. Swimmers compete. REUTERS

Egyptian swimmer Ali Khalafalla finished 13th in the men’s 50m freestyle semifinals at the 2019 World Championships in Guangju on Friday.

Khalafalla qualified for the semis after he had won his heat with a time of 22.04 seconds, which put him in 11th place in the overall heat rankings.

The 23-year-old also competed in the men's 100m freestyle on Wednesday but failed to qualify, finishing first in his heat but 26th in the overall rankings with a time of 49.22 seconds.

Previous results

In the women's 100m freestyle, Farida Osman failed to reach the semifinals after finishing 28th in the overall heat rankings with a time of 54.93 seconds on Thursday.

In the men's 100m freestyle, Khalafalla finished first in his heat and 26th in the overall heat rankings with a time of 49.22 seconds on Wednesday.

In the men's 200m medley, Mohamed Samy finished fifth in his heat and 32nd in the overall heat rankings with  2:02.57 minutes on Wednesday.

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

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

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

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

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

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

In the men's 400m freestyle, Marwan El-Kamash finished 23rd in the heats with a time of 3:52.21 minutes on Sunday.

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