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Youssef El Kamash breaks Egyptian record at FINA Swimming World Cup

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Posted on October 4, 2016

Youssef El Kamash

(Photo by Chris Coduto/Getty Images)

Egyptian swimmer Youssef El Kamash set a new national record at the 2016 FINA World Cup final held in Dubai on Tuesday.

Kamash finished sixth in the 50m breaststroke final with a time of 27.35 seconds, setting a new Egyptian record. He also finished fifth in the men’s 50m breaststroke event in 2:14.99.

The Egyptian swimmer qualified for the final of the 50m and 200m breaststroke events after finishing in 27.35 seconds and 2:13.35 seconds, respectively, in the qualifiers to become the only Egyptian to reach the competition’s final this year.

His compatriots Mazen El Kamash and Youssef Abdallah failed to reach the final of the 100m freestyle and 100m backstroke, respectively, after both of them finished 9th in the preliminaries.

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