In an unexpected turn of events, Tunisian Olympic swimming sensation Ahmed Hafnaoui has withdrawn from the men's 800 freestyle event on the opening night of the U.S. Open, citing health concerns. The 20-year-old athlete, reigning world champion in the 800 freestyle, is currently battling an upper respiratory infection and is undergoing antibiotic treatment, as disclosed by his coach, Mark Schubert, of The Swim Team (TST).
Hafnaoui, who entered the U.S. Open as the top seed in both the men's 400 freestyle and 1500 freestyle, was poise...Read More
Renowned Swimmer Hospitalized with Food Poisoning
On the inaugural night of the U.S. Open, Marwan El Kamash, a prominent figure in swimming, made unexpected scratches from the men's 800 freestyle event. Subsequently, it has been revealed that his withdrawal from the meet is attributed to a bout of illness. El Kamash, who hones his skills at TST, disclosed to SwimSwam that he is currently hospitalized in Egypt, grappling with food poisoning. This unfortunate turn of events followed his participation in the Egyptian National Cham...Read More
Ahmed Hafnaoui, the reigning world champion and top seed in the men's 800 freestyle, has withdrawn from the event on the opening day of the U.S. Open in Greensboro. This means that the highly-anticipated head-to-head clash with Olympic gold medalist Bobby Finke, scheduled for Wednesday night, will not materialize.
While Hafnaoui's scratch doesn't necessarily imply his withdrawal from the entire meet, the likelihood has increased as he has opted out of one of his strongest events. Hafnaoui, who was in the midst of his freshman yea...Read More