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Driss LAHRICHI
Sport Swimming
NOC Morocco   
GenderMen
Born02 Dec 1997
Height1.90 m
 Human Interest 
Further Personal Information
Residence
Quebec, QC, CAN
Occupation
Athlete, Student
Languages
English, French
Higher education
Mechanical Engineering - National Institute of Applied Sciences of Toulouse [INSA Toulouse]: France
Sport Specific Information
Why this sport?
He was suffering from chest pains and his doctor suggested that swimming would help reduce the pain.
Club / Team
Laval University: Quebec, QC, CAN
Name of coach
Patrick Paradis [club], CAN; Youssef El Haouat [national]
General Interest
Famous relatives
His younger brother Ismail represented Morocco at the 2015 Arab Junior Championships and has also competed in college swimming in the United States of America for Keiser University and Saint Leo University. (kuseahawks.com, 01 Jan 2019; saintleolions.com, 01 Mar 2018; natation-mosta.e-monsite.com, 04 Apr 2015)
Other information
FURTHER EDUCATION
In 2020 he began studying for a master's degree in mechanical engineering and finance at Laval University in Quebec, QB, Canada. (LinkedIn profile, 01 Oct 2021)

SCHOLARSHIP
In 2017 he was one of 36 swimmers from across the world to receive an International Swimming Federation [FINA] Scholarship, which was designed to help the athletes to qualify and participate at the 2017 World Championships in Budapest, Hungary. The scholarship also presented the athletes with 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 100m Backstroke 58.01
World Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
Heats 2019 Gwangju, KOR 100m Backstroke  DNS
Heats 2019 Gwangju, KOR 50m Backstroke 26.12
Heats 2017 Budapest, HUN 100m Backstroke 57.46
Heats 2017 Budapest, HUN 50m Backstroke 26.60
Heats 2015 Kazan, RUS 200m Backstroke 2:09.14
Heats 2015 Kazan, RUS 100m Backstroke 1:00.42
World Championships Short Course
Rank Year Venue Event Result
Heats 2018 Hangzhou, CHN 200m Backstroke 1:59.50
Heats 2018 Hangzhou, CHN 100m Backstroke  DSQ
  2016 Windsor, ON, CAN 200m Backstroke DNS
Heats 2016 Windsor, ON, CAN 100m Backstroke  DNS
  2016 Windsor, ON, CAN 50m Backstroke DNS
Heats 2014 Doha, QAT 100m Backstroke 57.31
Heats 2014 Doha, QAT 200m Backstroke 2:03.50
Heats 2014 Doha, QAT 50m Backstroke 26.57
African Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
5 2018 Algiers, ALG 100m Backstroke 57.99
6 2018 Algiers, ALG 50m Backstroke 27.05
6 2018 Algiers, ALG 200m Backstroke 2:09.11
5 2018 Algiers, ALG 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 3:32.35
4 2016 Bloemfontein, RSA 100m Backstroke 58.09
3 2016 Bloemfontein, RSA 50m Backstroke 27.59
4 2016 Bloemfontein, RSA 200m Backstroke 2:07.94
3 2016 Bloemfontein, RSA 4 x 100m Medley Relay 3:58.31
3 2016 Bloemfontein, RSA 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay 8:10.37
4 2016 Bloemfontein, RSA 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 3:39.70