Africa: Farida Osman Wins Second Consecutive Bronze In 50 Fly

2019 FINA WORLD AQUATICS CHAMPIONSHIPS

After matching her 17th place finish from the 2017 World Championships in the women’s 100 butterfly earlier this week, Egypt’s Farida Osman equalled a much more favorable result from Budapest in the final of the 50 fly.

The 24-year-old captured the bronze medal in a time of 25.47, the same position she finished in two years ago.

When she placed third in 2017, she won Egypt’s first-ever World Championship medal in swimming and just the second among African women.

On day six, Tatjana Schoenmaker joined Osman and Zimbabwean Kirsty Coventry as female medalists at Worlds, earning silver in the 200 breaststroke.

Coventry was an eight-time medalist spanning from the 2005 Championships in Montreal to 2009 in Rome, winning three golds and five silvers.

Osman shared the podium with the same two women as she did in 2017, as Sarah Sjostrom of Sweden was crowned champion for the third straight time in 25.02, and Ranomi Kromowidjojo of the Netherlands picked up a second consecutive silver in 25.35.

Osman’s time was 0.08 shy of her African Record set in her bronze medal-winning performance two years ago. This was also her fourth straight final in the event, finishing seventh in 2013 and fifth in 2015.

Kelsi Dahlia also finished in the same position as she did in Budapest, fourth, in the exact same time of 25.48 which ties her American Record.

A former member of the California Golden Bears in the NCAA, Osman also broke a National Record earlier in the meet in the women’s 100 free, clocking 54.93 to finish 28th overall.

MEDAL TABLE

Chad Le Clos won a second bronze medal in the men’s fly events, taking third in the 100 to give South Africa three medals.

Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 South Africa 0 1 2 3
2 Egypt 0 0 1 1

AFRICAN RECORDS ON DAY SEVEN

  • Senegalese: women’s 50 free – Jeanne Boutbien, 27.33
  • Ethiopian: women’s 50 free – Rahel Gebresilassie, 32.36
  • Gabonese: women’s 50 free – Aya Mpali, 32.68
  • Nigerian: women’s 50 free – Roukaya Moussa Mahamane, 33.71
  • Sudanese: women’s 50 free – Haneen Ibrahim, 34.81
  • Djiboutian: women’s 50 free – Safia Houssein Barkat, 37.16
  • Egyptian: men’s 50 back – Mohamed Samy, 24.95
  • Moroccan: men’s 50 back – Driss Lahrichi, 26.12
  • Senegalese: men’s 50 back – Steve Aimable, 26.48
  • Ghanaian: men’s 50 back – Jason Arthur, 26.84
  • Eritrean: men’s 50 back – Ghirmai Efrem, 27.96
  • Ugandan: men’s 50 back – Tendo Mukalazi, 29.70
  • Nigerian: men’s 50 back – Alassane Seydou Lancina, 30.01
  • Seychellois: men’s 50 back – Samuele Rossi, 31.67
  • Sierra Leonean: men’s 50 back – Alie Kamara, 34.66
  • Djiboutian: men’s 50 back – Houmed Houssein Barkat, 37.03
  • Moroccan: women’s 50 breast – Elodie Poo-Cheong, 36.72
  • Seychellois: women’s 50 back – Aaliyah Palestrini, 40.90
  • Guinean: women’s 50 back – Mariame Toure, 44.35
  • Djiboutian: women’s back – Safia Houssein Barkat, 49.56
  • Senegalese: mixed 400 free relay – 3:44.21
  • Kenyan: mixed 400 free relay – 3:46.65
  • Seychellois: mixed 400 free relay – 3:47.98
  • Ugandan: mixed 400 free relay – 4:00.09

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anonymous
3 years ago

Congratulations!

About James Sutherland

James Sutherland

James swam five years at Laurentian University in Sudbury, Ontario, specializing in the 200 free, back and IM. He finished up his collegiate swimming career in 2018, graduating with a bachelor's degree in economics. In 2019 he completed his graduate degree in sports journalism. Prior to going to Laurentian, James swam …

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