Olympics: Imaniraguha fails to impress in swimming

Swimmer Eloi Imaniraguha failed to hit his semi-final qualification target in the men’s 50m freestyle at the ongoing Rio Olympics after finishing last in heat 4 posting 26:43.

Men’s 50m freestyle heat 4

1. Hilal Hemed Hilal (Tan) 23:70

 

2. Fahran Fahran (BRN) 24:61

 

3. Samson Samuel Opuakpo (NGR) 24:85

 

4. Olim Kurbanov (TJK) 25:77

5. Giordan Harris (MH) 25:81

6. Joshua Tibatemwa (Uga) 25:98

7. Billy Scott Irakoze (Bdi) 26:36

8. Eloi Imaniraguha (Rwa) 26:43

Swimmer Eloi Imaniraguha failed to hit his semi-final qualification target in the men’s 50m freestyle at the ongoing Rio Olympics after finishing last in heat 4 posting 26:43.

Imaniraguha, who was making his debut appearance, also failed to beat his personal best of 25:82, hence ranking 68th in the overall rankings out of 85 swimmers that competed.

Tanzania’s Hilal Hemed Hilal topped this heat using 23:70 and was followed by Fahran Fahran, from Behran, who posted 24:61; Nigeria’s Samson Opuakpo came in third with 24:85, while Olim Kurbanov, from Tajikistan, finished fourth with 25:77.

Giordan Harris (Marshal Islands) 25:81, Joshua Tibatemwa (Uganda) 25:98 and Billy Irakoze (Burundi) 26:36 finished the fifth, sixth and seventh places respectively.

No swimmer in this heat managed to qualify for the semi-finals. Out of the 85, only 16 made the cut for the semi-finals slated for today.

The top four ranked were Andriy Hovorov (Ukraine) 21:49, Nathan Adrian (USA) 21:61, Anthony Ervin (USA) 21:63 and Florent Manaudou (France) 21:72. editorial@newtimes.co.rw

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