Swimming: Farida Osman secures Egypt's second medal at World Aquatics Championships

Mahmoud Elassal , Saturday 17 Feb 2024

Egyptian swimmer Farida Osman clinched the bronze medal in the Women's 50m Butterfly event at the ongoing World Aquatics Championships in Doha, Qatar on Saturday.

Farida Osman
Egypt s Farida Osman reacts after finishing third in the final of the women s 50m butterfly swimming event during the 2024 World Aquatics Championships at Aspire Dome in Doha on February 17, 2024. AFP

 

With a remarkable time of 25.67 seconds, the 29-year-old Osman finished in third place, trailing behind Sweden's Sarah Sjoestroem in first with a time of 24.63 seconds and French swimmer Melanie Henique in second with a time of 25.44 seconds.

Osman's journey to the 50m Butterfly finals began with a third-place finish in the preliminary round, clocking in at 25.80 seconds.

However, her performance in the 100m Butterfly event fell short as she landed in 15th place with a time of 59.12 seconds.

German swimmer Angelina Kohler emerged victorious in this race, completing it in 56.28 seconds.

Farida Osman has previously earned two bronze medals in previous editions of the championship, one in 2017 in Hungary and another in 2019 in South Korea.

In the 2022 edition held in Hungary, she secured a fourth-place finish.

The World Aquatics Championships is being hosted by Qatar from 2 to 18 February.

It features 75 events encompassing six aquatic disciplines including swimming, diving, water polo, artistic swimming, open water swimming, and high diving.

Osman's trophy marks Egypt's second medal at the prestigious championship.

In a remarkable feat for Egypt, diver Maha Amer made history on the tournament's second day by winning the country's first-ever diving medal at the World Aquatics Championships.

Amer, aged 24, delivered an outstanding performance in the one-metre springboard event, earning a bronze medal with a score of 257.15

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