The Egyptian Ministry for Youth and Sports has honored African Record holder and two-time Olympian Farida Osman with a swimming pool complex sporting the former Cal Golden Bear’s name: The Farida Osman Swimming Complex.
Osman, who was present for the ribbon cutting, said on Instagram that she was “Extremely honored and proud” of the recognition.
Since a breakout performance at the 2017 FINA World Championships in Budapest, Osman has become a celebrity in Egypt for her accomplishments in the pool. In Budapest, Osman won Egypt’s first-ever world championships swimming medal by nabbing bronze in the 50 butterfly. Osman has owned the African Record in the 50 meter butterfly since 2013 and has reset it on several occasions, including twice in one day of racing in Budapest.
Osman also owns the African Record in the 100 fly, which she set at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games where she finished in 12th.