2019 World Swimming Championships: Hamdy fails to reach 400m medley final, Egypt misses out on 4x100m medley relay final

Ahram Online , Sunday 28 Jul 2019

Ahmed Hamdy
Indonesia's Aflah Prawira and Egypt's Ahmed Hamdy compete in a heat for the men's 400m individual medley event during the swimming competition at the 2019 World Championships at Nambu University Municipal Aquatics Center in Gwangju, South Korea, on July 28, 2019. (Photo: AFP)

Egyptian swimmer Ahmed Hamdy has failed to reach the final of the men's 400m medley event at the World Swimming Championships in Gwangju after coming 33rd overall in the heats with a time of 4:30.17 minutes on Sunday.

It was Hamdy's first appearance at this year's event.

The Egyptian team also failed to reach the final of the men’s 4x100m medley relay event after coming 15th in the heats. Swimmer Mohamed Samy came first after finishing the first 100m in 55.23 seconds, while Youssef ElKamash came second with a time of 1:56.20 minutes.

Abdelrahman Sameh came third at a time of 2:50.19 minutes and finally Ali Khalafalla came fourth with a time of 3:30.03 minutes.

On Saturday, Egypt’s Farida Osman won the bronze medal in the women’s 50m butterfly final with a time of 25.47 seconds.

Sunday is the final day of the prestigious competition.

Egypt's complete results at the 2019 World Championships

In the men's 400m medley, Ahmed Hamdy finished 33rd in the overrall heats ranking with a time of 4:30.17 minutes on Sunday.

In the men's 4x100m medley relay, Egypt's team (Mohamed Samy, Youssef El-Kamash, Abdelrahman Sameh and Ali Khalaffala) finished 15th in the overrall heats ranking with a time of 3:30.03 minutes on Sunday.

In the women's 50m butterfly, Farida Osman won the bronze medal after finishing third in the final with a time of 25.47 seconds on Saturday. Osman reached the final after finishing fifth in the semis with a time of 25.79 seconds on Friday. Earlier in the day, she won her preliminary round heat with a time of 25.71 seconds to finish third in the overrall heats ranking.

In the 1500m freestyle, Ahmed Akram failed to reach the final after finishing 19th in the heats with a time of 15:13.25 minutes on Saturday.

In the men's 50m backstroke, Mohamed Samy finished 16th in the semi-final with a time of 25.16 seconds on Saturday. Earlier in the day he qualified for the semi-finals after finishing seventh in the heats with a time of 24.95 seconds.

In the men's 50m freestyle, Ali Khalafalla finished 13th in the semi-final with a time of 21.98 on Friday. Earlier in the day he finished 11th in the overall heats ranking with a time of 22.04 seconds.

In the women's 100m freestyle, Osman failed to reach the semifinals after finishing 28th in the overall heats 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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