Farida Osman Wins Career-1st NCAA Title, 3rd-Fastest Swimmer All-Time


Tonight, Egyptian 2012 and 2016 Olympian Farida Osman of Cal won her first-ever individual NCAA title, becoming the third-fastest swimmer in history in the 100 yard fly with 50.05.

Her swim tonight (24.04/26.01) also was the seventh-fastest performance in history. You can see the top seven performances below:

  1. Kelsi Worrell (3/18/16): 49.43
  2. Kelsi Worrell (3/20/15): 49.81
  3. Kelsi Worrell (3/18/16): 49.88
  4. Kelsi Worrell (3/16/16): 49.88
  5. Kelsi Worrell (3/20/15): 49.89
  6. Natalie Coughlin (3/22/02): 50.01
  7. Farida Osman (3/17/17): 50.05

Osman dropped a third of a second from her personal best time to hit the mark. Her previous best was a 50.40 from Pac-12s.

Osman is a team co-captain for the Bears; she has won relay titles in the 200 free relay in 2016, the 200 free relay and 200 medley relay in 2015. She will swim the 100 freestyle tomorrow, where she comes in seeded seventh.

The swim was .32 seconds faster than the second-place finisher, fellow senior Hellen Moffitt out of UNC (50.37). USC’s Louise Hansson was third with 50.45.

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7 years ago

Rock of the Cal team and relays. She’s been so dependable the last few years. Congrats Farida on a more than well-deserved individual title

7 years ago

Listen, I am SO happy for Farida Osman. She has been a rock for CAL, a relay HEROINE! And she has clearly worked her butt over the years. 50 flat with a 26.0 back-half is DEADLY! This is just great!

7 years ago

I’m so happy for Farida! She has been one of the most steady and dependable swimmers for Cal as well as in the NCAA these past four years. To see her become an individual national champion after being close on multiple occasions is fantastic!

E Gamble
7 years ago

Hard work pays off. She really deserved this win. Congratulations Farida. ?

Attila the Runt
7 years ago

Heckuva meet for her. Killer anchor leg and now this.

7 years ago

Never even got the team record 🙁

Ahmed Osman
7 years ago

It was 100 yard butterfly!

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