Africa

Ahmed Hafnaoui biography: 10 things about Olympic swimmer born in Métlaoui, Gafsa, Tunisia

Ahmed Ayoub Hafnaoui (أحمد أيوب حفناوي‎) is a Tunisian competitive swimmer. Here are 10 more things about him:

.

  1. He was born in Métlaoui, Gafsa, Tunisia.
  2. He is Tunisian basketball player Mohamed Hafnaoui‘s son.
  3. He is 5’10” tall.
  4. In 2014, he joined the national swimming program of Tunisia.
  5. At the 13th African Swimming Championships, which was held from September 10-16, 2018 in Algiers, Algeria, he finished second in the 4×200-meter men’s freestyle swimming and third in the men’s 800-meter, 1,500-meter and 4×100-meter freestyle events.
  6. At the 2019 Summer Youth Olympics, which was held from October 7-12, 2018 in Buenos Aires, Argentina, he finished seventh in men’s 800-meter freestyle swimming and eighth in men’s 400-meter freestyle swimming.
  7. At the 14th Fédération Internationale de Natation (FINA) World Swimming Championships, which was held in Hangzhou, China from December 11-16, 2018, he finished 17th in men’s 1,500-meter freestyle swimming and 19th in men’s 400-meter freestyle swimming.
  8. At the 7th FINA World Junior Swimming Championships, which was held in Budapest, Hungary from August 20-215, 2019, he finished fourth in men’s 800-meter freestyle swimming and sixth in men’s 1,500-meter freestyle swimming.
  9. On July 25, 2021, he won gold in men’s 400-meter freestyle swimming at the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, Japan, making him the first Tunisian athlete and first African athlete to win gold at the 2020 Summer Olympics.
  10. He was 18 years old when he won gold at the 2020 Summer Olympics.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.