El Hefnawy: I dream of breaking the world Olympic record

Al Matrooshi and Sarah Okasha gift the UAE two golds in the "Arab Swimming"

Sarah Okasha won the gold in the 200-meter freestyle 16-18 years.

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Emirati champion Yousef Al Matrooshi won his second gold medal in the Arab Swimming Championships held in Abu Dhabi, after winning the 200-meter freestyle race 16-18 years. National team swimmer Sarah Okasha won the first Arab gold in the 200-meter freestyle 16-18 year category.

Al Matrooshi achieved a time of 1:49:80 minutes, and Sarah Okasha achieved a time of 2:09:14 minutes. The UAE also won the gold in the 4 x 50 meter medley relay, bringing the total number of medals to six.

The Arab Championship was launched last Sunday morning and will continue until tomorrow evening, Wednesday, with 174 swimmers from 17 Arab countries competing.

The opening ceremony was attended by Hussein Al-Musallam, President of the International Swimming Federation, who praised the Arab Championship and the large number of Arab countries participating in the first gathering after the end of the Corona pandemic.

For his part, the Tunisian Olympic champion Ahmed Al-Hafnawi confirmed his happiness to be in the Arab Swimming Championship, as he was keen to attend and compete with the swimmers to win medals, and the Olympic champion indicated that his ambition after winning the gold medal in the Tokyo Olympics in the 1500m race is to break the world Olympic record in this The race, which he is currently working on and planning.

Al-Hefnawi told "Emirates Today": "I am happy to be in Abu Dhabi, and I was keen to participate in the Arab championship, which is part of my preparation plan. I noticed a great improvement in the level of Arab swimmers during the championship, and I expect that distinguished swimmers will appear during the current championship. It depends on winning the gold medal in the Tokyo Olympics, but on breaking the world Olympic record.”

• The national team won the gold in the 4 x 50 meter medley relay.

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