Swimming: Egypt’s Farida Osman loses hope of any medals at World Aquatics Championships

Ahmed Abd El Rasoul , Saturday 29 Jul 2023

Egyptian swimmer Farida Osman lost the chance to win even a single medal at the 2023 World Aquatics Championships in Fukuoka, Japan after stumbling in the women's 50m Freestyle and 50m butterfly events on Saturday.

Farida Osman
Egypt s Farida Osman. Official Facebook Account


28-year-old Osman reached the semis earlier on Saturday and ended the semifinal of the 50m Freestyle event in 16th place, clocking 25.34 seconds. Swedish swimmer Sarah Sjoestroem took the top spot at 23.61 seconds.

The bad luck continued with the golden butterfly Farida placing fourth in the 50m butterfly final with a time of 25.62 seconds, while Sjoestroem took the lead clocking 24.77.

Also on Saturday, Egyptian swimmer Yassin Hossam, 20, ended the men's 50m backstroke semifinal in 16th place at 25.22 seconds. The USA’s Justin Ress topped the leaderboard clocking 24.35 seconds.

Hossam reached the semis earlier today after finishing the heats in 14th place, clocking 25.07 seconds.

Earlier on Saturday, Egyptian Swimmer Marwan El-Kamash, 29, failed to proceed to the next stage at the 1500m Freestyle event, after finishing the heats in 9th place, at 14:55.19. The American Bobby Finky topped the race clocking 14:43.06.

The World Aquatics Championships are being held from July 14-30 in Fukuoka, Japan.

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