Oman's first female Olympic swimmer makes history

T TV Saturday 20/October/2018 22:22 PM
By: Times News Service

Oman's Lara Al Yafei has made history by becoming the first Omani female swimmer to represent her country at an Olympics event.

The 16-year-old represented Oman at the Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

She finished third among eight competitors in the opening heat of the 50 m breast stroke competition with a personal best of 37.35 seconds.

The event overall had 43 participants, with Al Yafei finishing 36th overall, however only the top 16 made it through to the next round.