2019 World Swimming Championships: Egypt's Farida Osman bids for medal

Ahram Online , Friday 26 Jul 2019

Farida Osman
Egypt's Farida Osman (L) prepares to compete in a semi-final of the women's 50m butterfly event during the swimming competition at the 2019 World Championships at Nambu University Municipal Aquatics Center in Gwangju, South Korea, on July 26, 2019 (AFP)

Egypt's Farida Osman will be eyeing her second medal at a World Championship when she takes part in the 50m butterfly event in Gwangju on Saturday.

Osman qualified for the final on Friday after finishing fifth in the semis with a time of 25.79 seconds.

She is bidding for another glory after she gave Egypt its first-ever medal at the swimming World Championships, winning bronze in Budapest two years ago in the same 50m butterfly event.

Osman will also feature in the 50m freestyle preliminary round on Saturday.

Fellow Egyptian Mohamed Samy will compete in the 50m backstroke while Ahmed Akram starts his campaign in the 1500m freestyle.

Previous results

In the women's 50 butterfly, Osman reached the final after finishing fifth in the semis with a time of 25.79 seconds on Friday.

In the men's 50m freestyle, Ali Khalafalla finished 13th in the semi-final with a time of 21.98 on Friday.  

In the women's 100m freestyle, 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, Ali 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, 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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