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Gold in US waters
Published in Al-Ahram Weekly on 16 - 05 - 2019

EGYPTIAN swimmer Ali Khalafallah recorded a remarkable victory, winning the gold medal in the 50 metres freestyle at the 2019 TYR Pro Swim Series held in Bloomington in the US.
The 23-year-old Khalafallah, who was first in the heats, clocked 22.05 seconds to beat Robert Howard who had put on a strong effort to chase the Egyptian down, but couldn't as he followed with 22.19 seconds. Khalafallah also beat the 2016 Olympic Games gold medalist Nathan Adrian of the US who touched in for third, clocking 22.22 seconds.
The American has three other gold medals in the Rio Games in three other races.
The Egyptian's gold medal qualifies him for the 2019 World Swimming Championship scheduled to be held in Korea.


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