Egypt Tops Medal List at the 13th Swimming and Open Water Championships
Egypt was second to none at this year's edition in Algiers.
The Egyptian swimming team has showered itself in glory at the 13th CANA African Swimming and Open Water Championships, with an incredible 44 medals, more than any other nation, according to Ahram.
In total, Egypt has won 27 gold medals, 14 silver medals and 3 bronze medals. To make things even sweeter, Egypt topped the men’s medal list with 29 medals (18 gold, 8 silver, and 3 bronze), while also sporting the most victorious womens’ team, with 17 medals (11 gold, 6 silver).
Second-placed South Africa were far behind, as Egypt surpassed them by more than 10 gold medals. The Swimmer of the Tournament award was also presented to one of our own, Mohammed Samy, who individually won a whopping 10 gold medals and 1 bronze medal. This means that Mohammed himself managed to individually win more medals than several nations, such as Morocco, who has total of 5 medals. Hania Moro, who took gold in the 200m freestyle, was also named best swimmer of the tournament in the womens’ category.
During the tournament, Egyptian swimmers managed to break a couple records, with fierce competitor Farida Osman breaking the 50 metre butterfly championship record time. Egypt’s swimmers will be delighted with the progress made compared to the last edition of this tournament, in 2016, where hosts South Africa topped the medal list with 62 medals, against Egypt’s 41.
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