Egypt Independent

Egyptian swimmer Farida Osman wins gold in ISCA championship, qualifies for Tokyo Olympics



Egyptian swimming champion Farida Osman made a new achievement by winning the gold medal for the 100 meters butterfly at the International Swim Coaches Association (ISCA) held in the US, qualifying her for a place in the Tokyo Olympic Games in summer.

The Egyptian Swimming Federation wrote on Facebook: “Congratulations to the golden butterfly Farida Osman, for her qualification to the Tokyo Olympics with a time of 57.84 seconds in the 100-meter butterfly race, congratulations to Egypt.”.

Osman also won the gold medal in the 50 meters butterfly with a time of 26.08 seconds, in addition to gold in the 50 meters freestyle.

Nicknamed “The Golden Fish”, Osman was the first Egyptian woman to snatch the bronze medal in the 50 meters butterfly at the FINA World Aquatics Championships in 2017.

Aiming even higher, Osman dreams of earning a medal at the highly-anticipated Olympic Games in Tokyo.

Following her qualification for the 2014 NCAA Championships, the prize swimmer received the NCAA All-America honors. Her participation in the 2015 Pac-12 Swimming Championship was crowned with the second-straight conference title, according to the Swim Swam sports website.

Osman represented Egypt at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, where she won second place at the 50m freestyle, and at the 2016 Rio Olympics where she made a new Africa record at the 100m butterfly by finishing in 12th place at a time of 58.26, according to her Swim Swam bio.

Pushing her career ever forward, the international swimming champ won three medals at the Mediterranean Games; gold in the 50m freestyle (24.83) and 50m butterfly (25.48) and silver in the 100m butterfly (58.51).