Arab News Japan
The Abu Dhabi Sports Council announced that Tunisian Olympic gold medalist Ahmed Hafnaoui will compete in the upcoming FINA World Swimming Championships (25m), set to take place from Dec. 16-21.
18-year-old swimmer Hafnaoui won gold after an outstanding performance in the 400-metre freestyle at the Tokyo 2021 Olympics Games with a record time of three minutes and 43 seconds.
The Tunisian swimmer will compete with the elite field at this year’s championships, with further athlete announcements to be revealed in November, before the full field is confirmed in December. This year’s FINA World Swimming Championships will see over 1,000 athletes from more than over 180 nations descend on the UAE capital in December and compete in 44 World Championship titles across six days, for a total $2.8 million prize pool.
Hafnaoui is a great addition to the Arab representative at the World Championships, which also includes Emirati talent Layla Al Khatib, and Youssef Al Matrooshi, who represented the UAE in the 100m freestyle at the Tokyo Olympic Games.
With the countdown to the event underway, Abu Dhabi Sports Council recently announced tickets are on sale for the championships, which can be purchased via EtihadArena.ae.