Egypt prevailed in the African and Arab Fin Swimming Championships which were held in the Red Sea resort of Sharm El-Sheikh last week.
The championships were held under the patronage of Maj. Gen. Khaled Fouda, the governor of South Sinai, and Ashraf Sobhi, the minister of youth and sports.
They were organised by the Egyptian Diving and Rescue Federation which is headed by Sameh el-Shazly.
Egypt ranked first in the 15th edition of the Arab Championship with a total of 28 medals, including 14 gold medals, 12 silver ones and two bronze ones.
Tunisia came in second place with a total of three medals (two gold and one silver), while Jordan came in third place with a total of nine medals (two silver and seven bronze).
Algeria came in fourth place, with a total of five medals (a silver medal and four bronze medals), while Kuwait came in fifth place with two bronze medals.
Egypt also topped the first edition of the African Fin Swimming Championship with a total of 28 medals, including 13 gold medals, 13 silver ones, and two bronze medals.
Egypt gold medals were as follows:
- Women’s 100m mono race
Jamila Ali Saber won the gold medal with a time of 41.97.
- Men’s 100m mono
race Tarek Hassan won the gold medal with a time of 36.04.
- Women’s 200m mono
Renad al-Morsi won the gold medal with a time of 1:34.29.
- Men’s 200m mono
Saif El-Din Ayman won the gold medal with a time of 1:24.95.
- Women’s 400m mono
Malak Sharif won the gold medal with a time of 3:23.76.
- Men’s 400 meters mono
Mohab Ehab won the gold medal with a time of 3:06.61.
- Women’s 50m double fins
Loujain Shawqi won the gold medal with a time of 22.89.
- Women’s 100m double fins
Loujain Shawqi won the gold medal.
- Men’s 100m double fins
Ahmed Hisham won the gold medal with a time of 43.45.
- Women’s 200m double fins
Loujain Shawqi won the gold medal with a time of 1:49.90.
- Women’s 50m underwater
Jana Fathi won the gold medal.
- Men’s 50m underwater
Saif El-Din Ayman won the gold medal with a time of 14.81.
- 4x100m Mono Mixed Relay
The Egyptian team, consisting of Tarek Hassan, Hadeel Mahmoud, Saif El-Din Ayman and Rina Talaat, won the gold medal with a time of 2:43.93.
- 4x50m double fins mixed relay
The Egyptian team won the gold medal.
In the open water competitions, Egypt won most of the medals, with the Pharaohs leaving behind one bronze medal only.
The results of the Egyptian champions were as follows:
- Women’s double fins 1km race
Nabila Hassan won gold, Basmalt Sobhi won bronze, and Loujain Shawqi won bronze.
- Men’s 1km double fins race
Ahmed Taher won gold, and Ahmed Hisham won silver.
- Women’s 3km mono race
Malak Sharif won gold, Jamila Ali won silver, and Jodi Reda won bronze.
- Men’s 3km mono race
Mohab Helmy won the gold medal, Mahmoud Walid won the silver, and Hassan Al-Dafrawi won the bronze.
The tournament witnessed the participation of seven countries, namely Algeria, Libya, Tunisia, Kuwait, the Emirates, and Jordan, in addition to Egypt, the host country.
Meanwhile, in the same week, the Egyptian Taekwondo team won six medals in the African Championship, which was held in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire.
Jana Khattab won gold in the 49kg weight after defeating Tunisian champion. Ahmed Wael won gold in the less than 68kg weight category.
Abdullah Essam also won bronze in the 87kg weight category. Toqa Shaaban won the bronze medal, and Aya Shehata won the bronze medal in the less than 67kg category, after losing to the Nigerian champion.
Egyptian champion Seif Eissa won the silver medal in the African Senior Championship and qualified for the Paris Olympic Games.
Eissa is the first player in the history of Egyptian Taekwondo to qualify twice in a row for the Olympic Games after participating in the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games without waiting for the African qualifiers for the Olympics.