Swimmer Farida Osman wins Egypt's first World Cup medal

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Sat, 29 Jul 2017 - 05:28 GMT

Farida Osman shines in Budapest – Osman’s Twitter Account

Farida Osman shines in Budapest – Osman’s Twitter Account

CAIRO – 29 July 2017: Egyptian Swimmer Farida Osman finished the women's 50m butterfly final race in Budapest on Saturday , recording 25.39 seconds to end in the third place and give Egypt the first ever medal in the World Championships.

Osman broke her own African record, which she holds since 2013, three times during this event.
Swedish Swimmer Sarah Sjoestroem won the Gold Medal finishing at 24.60s, while Dutch Swimmer Ranomi Kromowidjojo won the Silver medal, achieving 25.38s.

Egypt never won any colored medal in any competition in the World Championships until the amazing swim of Osman this Saturday.

Osman achieved the third African Medal in the tournament after the South African Swimmers, Chad Le Clos, who won the Gold medal in 50m breaststroke and Cameron Van Der Burgh, who won the Bronze medal in the same race.

Osman, 22 years old, has the African record in 100m butterfly, but she failed to qualify for the semi-finals after finishing the race in the 25th position.

Budapest hosts the 2017 World Aquatics Championships from 14 to 30 July 2017.

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