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.
- 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