Egyptian swimmer Ahmed Akram won gold in the men’s 1650 freestyle final of the Southeastern Conference (SEC) Championships, held at Columbia, Missouri.
Akram achieved gold with a 14:35.49, breaking his previous personal and university record by 11 seconds which was 14:46.50
The national team swimmer also recently won a silver medal in the men’s 500-yard freestyle final after finishing in the second position with a 4:13.48, less than two-tenths of a second after first placed Pawel Werner.
Akram is currently training at the University of South Carolina. He is one of three swimmers who will represent Egypt in the 2016 summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro after securing the second place in the 400-meter race in the Hungary International Championship.
Akram also managed to finish in the fourth position in the 1500-meter final at the 2015 World Championship in Kazan.