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Oman swimmers grab experience at World Aquatics Championships in Fukuoka


MUSCAT: Oman’s swimmers Issa al Adawi and Abdul Rahman al Kulaibi are taking part in the underway 2023 World Aquatics Championships which is taking place in Fukuoka city, Japan. The national youngster swimmer Issa did not qualify in the preliminary heat 2 of the 200m freestyle swimming event. The 24-year-old swimmer clocked 2:00:09 minutes. In the overall heat summary, he was placed in the 68th position among 74 swimmers to bow out of the finals.

The finals of the 200m freestyle swimming event took place on Tuesday as swimmer Matthew Richards from Great Britain claimed the gold medal as he clocked 1:44:30 minutes, while Tom Dean finished second and bagged the silver medal with a timing of 1:44:32 minutes. The Korean swimmer Sunwoo Hwang finished in third place with a timing of 1:44:42 minutes and took the bronze medal.

Oman’s swimmer Al Adawi will take part in the men’s 100m freestyle swimming event on Wednesday. He will compete in the heat 4 in the lane 0 beside many swimmers from different parts of the world including swimmer Jose Quintanilla from Bolivia, Yazan al Bawab from Palestine and others. He will look for a better show in this event.

The other Omani swimmer Abdul Rahman al Kulaibi will vie in the men’s 100m butterfly swimming event on Friday. He will be in the heat one and will eye for a good display in the event. The toppers from each heat will compete in the semifinals before competing in the finals for the medals.

Al Adawi had made his debut at the last Olympic Games in Tokyo. He took part in the100m freestyle swimming event and finished sixth in the preliminary heat. He clocked 51.81 seconds.

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