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Egyptian swimmer Ahmed Nassef honored by Egyptian consulate in Great Britain

Man swimming in a pool. Nassef swimming. Image credit: and other Egyptian based media reported yesterday that Egyptian swimmer Ahmed Nassef honored by Egyptian consulate in Great Britain.



Nassef, who is missing part of his legs, recently completed a swim across the English Channel last Sunday with a time of 18 hours and 50 minutes.    The swim was made in difficult conditions, and started at 4:00 AM.


Consul General Dr. Hisham Khalil Basbah said Nassef was a good example for other Egyptians. Nassef  was given a bouquet of roses during the ceremony as a token of appreciation for his accomplishment.


Nassef followed in the footsteps of Mustafa Khalil, the first disability swimmer to successfully swim the English Channel, a task he accomplished three times, most recently in 1998.

Laura Hale
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Laura Hale is a sport journalist, specializing in Paralympic and disability sport news. Prior to helping found ParaSport-News, she spent two and a half years working as a journalist on Wikinews, a citizen journalism site. As a journalist, she has covered the 2012 Summer Paralympics in London, the 2013 IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships in La Molina, the 2014 Winter Paralympics in Sochi, and a number of other sporting events. She has additional experience with Paralympic sport having worked as a Wikipedian in Residence for the Australian and Spanish Paralympic Committees. She has a PhD in Communications from the University of Canberra.

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