Swimmer Abdallah Arjoun added today, Tuesday, a new gold medal for Algeria’s record in the first edition of the Arab Championship for the Short Course Swimming (25m), taking place from October 24 to 27 at the “Mohammed bin Zayed” swimming pool in Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates).
Arjoun’s second gold medal came in the 100-meter backstroke, with a time of 54 seconds and 24 , to confirm his good level in the Arab world after snatching the 50-meter backstroke gold medal on the first day of the competition, with a time of 25 seconds 26 .
His fellow countryman Djawad Sayoud (21 years old), for his part, was crowned with two gold medals. The first during the first day’s 200-meter race, four swim stroke, with a time of 01m, 57s and 67, and the second on the second day in the 400m race, four swim stroke, with a time of 04m, 2s and 73, breaking the national record held by Ramzi Chouchar (04m,13s and 09, since December 2019 in his participation in the French Open.
With the result of Abdallah Arjoun today, Tuesday, the Algerian team’s tally in the Abu Dhabi match reached four gold medals.
It is worth noting that the International Swimming Federation (FINA) approved the first edition of the Arab Swimming Championship as a qualifying event for the Short Course swimming World Championships in (25 m), scheduled for next December in Abu Dhabi, where the duo Sayoud-Arjoun aspire to improve their performance.
As a reminder, Abdallah Arjoun (19 years old) holds the title of Arab champion in the 50m, 100m and 200m backstroke in the Long Course, while Djawad Sayoud is participating in the first Arab Championship for Seniors, having previously participated in the juniors (Long Course-2017).