Africa Report, Day 1, Ismail Breaks Egyptian National Record

On day 1, there was not too much action from the African Continent.

Marwan Ismail broke the Egyptian National record in the men’s 400 freestyle in route to a 24th place finish. Ismail broke Marwan El Kamash‘s record from June of this year, 3:55.18.

Roland Schoeman of South Africa was the top qualifier in prelims with a 23.02. He was only .12 seconds off of his best time. He was 22.90 at the 2009 World Championships in Rome, Italy. In the semi-finals, he finished 10th with a 23.35. He missed the finals by .09 seconds.

Two African swimmers made it into finals was South African, Devon Myles Brown. Brown was fifth in prelims with a time of 3:47.17. He advanced to finals and finished sixth with a time of 3:48.40. World record holder, Cameron Van Der Burgh made it through prelims and finished third in the semi-finals of the men’s 100 breaststroke. He swam a 59.78 to qualify for the finals tomorrow night.

Egypt had threes swims on day one and two of the three were faster than their entry time.

South Africa had 7 races today but only three were better than their entry times.

Special thanks to Christer Magnusson of SCMSOM.SE for finding all of the records!

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Timmy Khalifa

Marwan Ismail and Marwan el Kamash are the same person, his name is Marwan ismail el Kamash, and he broke his own record


Marwan Ismail is Marwan ELkamash , same person 🙂

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