Egyptian national swimmer, Farida Osman, made history at the 2016 Women’s PAC-12 Swimming Championship in the 50-yard freestyle, breaking new records.
Osman finished the race in 21.32 seconds, not only breaking California’s all-time record, but also making her the second fastest swimmer in the history of the race along with Simon Manuel, who achieved the same time last season.
Osman also set a new Pac-12 Championships record for the 100-meter butterfly with a lifetime best and the second fastest time in the nation this season, with a time of 50.53 seconds.
Osman proved to be a powerful swimmer from the very beginning. The Egyptian-American was the only Egyptian female swimmer to qualify and compete at the 2012 London Olympics, placing 42nd in the 50-meter freestyle with a time of 26.34 seconds. She has also qualified for the 2016 Olympics in Rio, where we’re sure Osman will raise the Egyptian flag up high with more medals and records.
Osman won the title of Egypt’s best-ever female swimmer in the 2015 FINA World Championships, bringing home Egypt’s first world gold medal after achieving a personal best of 25.78 seconds in the 50-meter butterfly in Lima, Peru.
Osman continued her outstanding performances with a glorious win of seven medals in the multi-sport All-Africa Games 2015, bringing back five golds and two silvers.
We can’t wait to see the continuing outstanding achievements of Egypt’s best female swimmer and wish her all the luck and support for the upcoming Olympics. You make Egypt proud.
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