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Salma Ayman leads the swimming competitions in the women's singles final at the World Modern Pentathlon Championship

The Egyptian Salma Ayman topped the swimming competitions in the women's singles final at the World Modern Pentathlon Championship for juniors and girls, which will be hosted by the stadiums of the Arab Academy for Science, Technology and Maritime Transport in Alexandria, from 12 to 18 July.


Salma took the lead in swimming competitions with 290 points and a time of 2:10.22 minutes. The South Korean Seo Young came in second with 289 points and a time of 2:10.71 minutes, and Belarusian Katserina Itsina was third with 289 points and a time of 2:10.88 minutes.


Egypt's Malak Khaled ranked ninth with 282 points and a time of 2:14.37 minutes, while Amira Qandil came in 11th place with 281 points and a time of 2:14.74 minutes.


The arms competitions will be held shortly, followed by the additional arms competitions at four, then the equestrian competitions will also be held at six in the evening, and today's competitions will be concluded with the laser rang at eight in the evening.


The women's team succeeded in qualifying for the women's singles final with 3 players: Salma Ayman, Amira Qandil, who qualified for the Tokyo Olympics, and Malak Khaled, after they were among the top 36 players who qualified for the final after achieving advanced positions in the semi-finals.


Today, 36 players from 22 countries are participating: Belarus, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Guatemala, Hungary, Italy, Kazakhstan, South Korea, Latvia, Lithuania, Mexico, Poland, Russia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey and Ukraine, in addition to Egypt, the organizing country.


The tournament will be run by Dr. Shadi Abdel Aziz, while the national team is led by Raouf Hossam, the coach for the national teams, Amr Al-Sayed, the coach for the juniors and the arms coaches Ahmed Al-Saghir, Mohamed Ghaith, Mohamed Hosni, Mohamed Al-Sabahi, Abdel Rahman Adel and Sameh Magdy, swimming coaches Tariq Al-Nuwaihi, Khaled Asfour and Ali Al-Wakeel, and running coaches Ihab. Sayed, Mahmoud El-Sayed, Hisham Suleiman, shooting instructors Ibrahim Sukkar and Mohamed Alaa, equestrian trainers Yasser Aser, Khaled Al-Sunbati and Youssef Galal, fitness trainer Mohamed El-Gamal, Youssef Hassan, a physiotherapist, and Dr. Basil Jamil, the national team doctor.