Africa Report, Days 5 & 6, Farida Osman Breaks The 50 Butterfly African Record

Over the past two days, we have seen lots of National records come down. South Africa has received a lot of attention this week, but several other countries have been performing very well.

Egypt’s Farida Osman became the first from their team to make it into a final this week. Not only did she make it into the final, she broke the previous African Record, swimming a time of 26.12. Two years ago, Osman was the Junior World Champion in this event with a time of 26.69.

FARIDA OSMAN IS THE FIRST EGYPTIAN SWIMMER TO QUALIFY FOR A FINAL AT THE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS IN EGYPTIAN HISTORY!!!!!

South America’s Roland Schoeman also tied his African Record in the men’s 50 freestyle. He finished seventh in the semi-finals in 21.67 and will be the top seed going into finals tomorrow. That final will be very competitive. Florent Manadou had the fastest time in the semi-final, with a time of 21.37. All eight finalists are within .37 seconds.

 

Records:

  • Roland Schoeman ties African Record – 50 Free – 21.67
  • Farida Osman – Africa Record – 50 Fly – 26.12
  • Mohamed Khaled – Egyptian National Record – 200 IM – 2:02.29
  • Egypt – Men’s 4×200 Freestyle Relay – 7:31.60
  • Sean Gunn – Zimbabwe National Record – 50 Free – 23.25
  • Sean Gunn – Zimbabwe National Record – 100 Freestyle – 51.94
  • Ralph Goviea – Zambian National Record – 100 fly – 57:66

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aswimfan

Isnt she going to CAL?

CAL’s depth in back in unfathomable, and very scary in fly and free.

All they need is breast specialist to ensure total absolute dominance.

Omar Assir

Yes she is going to Cal! Terri and Dave will definitely find themselves to be back on top with the amazing recruits from the Class of 2013. Go bears!

Omar The Assyrian Gladiator

Watch out Michealvic Phelps.

Swimpolopolo

Ralph Goviea – Zambian National Record – 100 fly – 57:66

Congrats to Osman, well done.
As said above, CAL will have a very deep team

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The writer formerly known as "Troy Gennaro", better known as Tony Carroll, has been working with SwimSwam since April of 2013. Tony grew up in northern Indiana and started swimming in 2003 when his dad forced him to join the local swim team. Reluctantly, he joined on the condition that …

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