2020 U.S. OPEN SWIMMING CHAMPIONSHIPS
- Thursday, November 12 – Saturday, November 14
- Greensboro, NC
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Youssef Ramadan set a new Egyptian National Record on Friday evening racing at the Greensboro location of the 9-site 2020 U.S. Open Championships.
The 18-year old’s time of 52.99 placed him 2nd behind Just Wright (52.92) in Greensboro and 6th-overall across all sites. That time also broke the old Egyptian Record of 53.03 that was set in 2016 by Omar Eissa, who was just 19 at the time.
Ramadan is a freshman at Virginia Tech and part of a wave of Egyptian swimmers who have come through the American collegiate system on their way to national records in their home country.
Ramadan is part of a small group of Virginia Tech undergrads and Pinnacle Racing pros (the Virginia Tech post-grad group) attending the meet in Greensboro. According to Hokies head coach Sergio Lopez, the group isn’t shaved or tapered, they just did a short 2-day drop taper to get a sense of where the group was at headed into the holidays.
His previous best time was a 54.06 done last summer at the 2019 FINA World Junior Championships.