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Laila EL BASIOUNY
Sport Open Water Swimming
NOC Egypt   
GenderWomen
Born24 Dec 1994 in Cairo, EGY
 Human Interest 
Further Personal Information
Residence
Egypt
Languages
Arabic, English
Higher education
Political Science - American University in Cairo: Egypt
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She began swimming at age three at Al Ahly Sports Club.
Why this sport?
"When I was four and five years old, I was very thin and didn't like to eat, so some of my mum's friends suggested that I start swimming as after training I will be very hungry and will start to eat."
International Debut
Year
2010
Competing for
Egypt
General Interest
Hobbies
Riding horses, diving. (Athlete, 25 Nov 2018)
Most influential person in career
Her parents and coaches. (Athlete, 25 Nov 2018)

 Competition Highlights
World Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
33 2013 Barcelona, ESP 5km 1:01:52.4
42 2013 Barcelona, ESP 10km 2:04:45.4
21 2013 Barcelona, ESP 5km - Team Time Trial 1:01:02.2
49 2011 Shanghai, CHN 10km 2:20:15.4
37 2011 Shanghai, CHN 5km 1:06:15.3
14 2011 Shanghai, CHN 5km - Team Time Trial 1:06:03.4
World Cup
Rank Year Venue Event Result
37 2014 Setúbal, POR 10km 2:26:07.5
25 2012 Cancún, MEX 10km 2:18:40.66