Egypt’s Ahmed Akram made history at the Youth Olympics in Nanjing when he claimed gold in the 800m freestyle to become the first swimmer from his country to win a medal at an Olympic event.
After a superb NCAA Championship the University of South Carolina student has now set his sights firmly on Olympic gold at Rio 2016.
“That was an outstanding season for me,” said the Cairo native. “It gives me a lot of confidence ahead of the Olympics. In the 1500 I am going to have to be so fast to make the finals in the afternoon.”
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