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. firstname.lastname@example.orgFollow https://twitter.com/jeffasiimwe92