The national swimming team of Egypt just swept a whopping 44 medals in the CANA African Swimming and Open Water Championship’s 13th edition. The team won the Algiers-based tournament that took place from September 10 to 15.
The swimming team made its country proud by winning a total of 44 medals – 27 gold, 14 silver and 3 bronze. Both male and female teams came in first in the Championship and took home the tournament cup.
The women’s team swept 11 gold medals and 6 silver medals while the men’s team claimed a total of 29 medals including 18 gold, 8 silver and 3 bronze.
Egyptian swimmer Mohamed Sami earned 11 gold and 1 bronze medals, eventually claiming the Best Player award. His team also won the Best team cup, after defeating runner-up South Africa with a difference of 10 gold medals.
Marwan al-Kammash won the most races after Sami, winning 7 gold and 1 silver medal. He was closely followed by Ali Khalafallah, who claimed 2 gold and 1 bronze medal. Marwan al-Amrawi managed to earn 1 gold and 3 silver medals whereas Ahmed Salem won 1 gold and 1 silver.
From the women’s team, Farida Osman stole the show, winning 5 gold and 3 silver medals. Hania Moro also championed four races, and was named runner-up in two more, bringing her total medal count to 4 gold and 2 silver.
Samiha Mohsen won 3 gold and silver medals each, while her teammate Rowyaida Hashim claimed 1 gold and 4 silver.