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Sport Swimming
NOC Libya   
Born30 Jul 1995
 Human Interest 
Further Personal Information
Malmö, SWE
Real Estate Agent
English, Swedish
Higher education
Real Estate Studies - Malmo University: Sweden
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began swimming at age eight in Trelleborg, Sweden.
International Debut
Competing for
General Interest
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Chlorine is my perfume." (Twitter profile, 07 May 2019)
Other information
Born in Sweden to a Swedish mother and a Libyan father, in 2011 his family moved to Plymouth, England, where he attended school before returning to Sweden. "I like representing Libya. I was born in Sweden and grew up there, but my father is from Libya and I still have relatives there. It feels like a part of me is from there." (ystadsallehanda.se, 15 Jul 2016; svt.se, 05 Jul 2016; sydsvenskan.se, 26 Jul 2015)

In 2021 he graduated with a bachelor's degree in finance from Lund University in Sweden. (LinkedIn profile, 01 Feb 2022)

He was one of 36 swimmers from across the world to receive an International Swimming Federation [FINA] Scholarship in 2017. The scholarship presented the option to train at FINA-approved training centres in Thailand, the United States of America and Senegal. (fina.org, 01 Mar 2017)

 Competition Highlights
Olympic Games
Rank Year Venue Event Result
Heats 2016 Rio de Janeiro, BRA 50m Freestyle 23.89
World Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
Heats 2015 Kazan, RUS 50m Butterfly 25.94
Heats 2015 Kazan, RUS 50m Freestyle 23.89
Heats 2013 Barcelona, ESP 50m Freestyle 24.45
World Championships Short Course
Rank Year Venue Event Result
Heats 2012 Istanbul, TUR 100m Butterfly 57.89
Heats 2012 Istanbul, TUR 50m Butterfly 25.91
Heats 2012 Istanbul, TUR 100m Freestyle 53.13
Heats 2012 Istanbul, TUR 50m Freestyle 23.71