Farida Hisham Osman is an Egyptian competitive swimmer who specializes in butterfly and freestyle events. An All-Africa Games gold medalist and Egyptian national champion and record-holder. Osman is the fastest female swimmer in Egypt and Africa, she is currently coached by Teri McKeever

She became the first Egyptian swimmer to win a medal at the world championships when she claimed bronze in the 50m butterfly at the 2017 World Championships in Budapest, Hungary. "It is not only a historic moment for me but also for Egyptian, Arab and African women in general." (SportsDeskOnline, 28 Nov 2018; fina.org, 30 Jul 2017; english.ahram.org.eg, 30 Jul 2017; kingfut.com, 03 Nov 2017)

Date of birth 18-01-1995
Height 1.73
Weight 58
Country Egypt
Occupation athlete
Language Arabic, English, French
Club Egypt
Name of coach Sergio Lopez Miro [personal], ESP, from 2018
Gender Female
Nickname The Golden Fish
Hobbies Travelling, shopping, fashion designing, kickboxing.)
Memorable achievement She was named Best African Female Athlete of 2017 by the Association of National Olympic Committees.
Idol US swimmer Natalie Coughlin, Swiss tennis player Roger Federer.
Injuries -
Ambitions To win a medal at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo.
Awards She was awarded the Mohamed Bin Rashed Al Maktoum Creative Sport Award for Distinguished Athlete Achievement in Sport in 2017.


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