News

19-Year-Old Ahmed Akram Makes History For Egypt At World Swimming Championships

19-Year-Old Ahmed Akram Makes History For Egypt At World Swimming Championships

2108_EGYahmedfinish

Just one day after Farida Osman achieved Egypt’s best ever position at the FINA World Championships, Ahmed Akram surprised spectators and his home country after finishing fourth in the men’s 1,500 meter freestyle at the 16th FINA World Championships 2015 in Kazan, Russia.

Akram, who was the first Egyptian to reach the men’s 1,500 meter final at the World championships, finished fourth at the final with 14:53.66, 2.58 seconds behind Canada’s third-placed Ryan Cochrane.

Earlier in the games at Kazan, Akram also managed to finish ninth in the men’s 800 meter freestyle and 10th in the 400 meter freestyle.

On Saturday, Farida Osman finished fifth in the 50 meter butterfly final. Osman, who had already broken her record twice at the 16th FINA World Champions in the 100 meter butterfly found herself breaking her 50 meter butterfly record when she finished in 25.78 seconds.

Before Osman and Akram’s latest achievements, Egypt’s previous best position was also achieved by Osman when she finished seventh at the World Champions held in Barcelona in 2013.

Worker Deaths Reveal Ugly Side of Suez Canal Expansion
Makeshift Bomb Wounds 3 Near Cairo Courthouse

Subscribe to our newsletter


News

More in News

Egypt’s Christians Live in Good Conditions, Freely Exercise Rituals: Angela Merkel

Egyptian StreetsFebruary 27, 2017

Egypt Parliament Rejects Calls to Abolish Death Penalty

Egyptian StreetsFebruary 27, 2017

Moonlight’s Mahershala Ali Becomes First Muslim Actor Ever to Win an Oscar

Aya NaderFebruary 27, 2017

Egyptian MP Files Motion to Extend Presidential Terms from 4 to 6 Years

Egyptian StreetsFebruary 26, 2017

700 Sentenced to Year in Prison in ‘Rabaa Dispersal’ Case for ‘Insulting Judicial System’

Egyptian StreetsFebruary 26, 2017

British Foreign Minister Visits Egypt Amid Calls to Shed Light on Human Rights Situation

Seif GhallabFebruary 25, 2017

More than 300 Coptic Christians Flee Egypt’s North Sinai

Egyptian StreetsFebruary 25, 2017

Tourists Visiting Egypt Face Increased Visa Fees

Egyptian StreetsFebruary 25, 2017
Egyptian Streets is an independent, young, and grass roots news media organization aimed at providing readers with an alternate depiction of events that occur on Egyptian and Middle Eastern streets, and to establish an engaging social platform for readers to discover and discuss the various issues that impact the region.

© 2017 ES Media UG. All Rights Reserved.