youm7.com 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.