Dr. Osama Ahmed Momtaz
Dr. Osama Ahmed Momtaz is an Egyptian open water swimmer who was inducted in the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame in 2007 as an Honour Swimmer. Dr. Momtaz received the 1986 National Award of Excellency in Sport awarded by Egyptian President Mohamed Hosney Mubarak.
Marathon Swimming Career
He won the 30K (18.6-mile) Egyptian national championship in 1983, 1978 30K (18.6-mile) Port-Said National Swimming Marathon, the 36K (22.3-mile) Port-Said International Swimming Marathon in 1979, 1980, 1982 and 1983, the 28K (17.3-mile) Ismailia International Swimming Marathon in 1980, 1981 and 1982, the 40K (24.8-mile) Damiatta International Swimming Marathon in 1981, and the 36K (22.3-mile) Nile International Swimming Marathon in 1981, 1982 and 1983. He completed a two-way crossing of the English Channel in 1984 in 21 hours 37 minutes.
International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame
The Egyptian native previously served on the board of directors of the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame.
USA Long Distance International Championships
He participated in the 1984 USA Long Distance International Championships which was the first race across the Catalina Channel since the Wrigley Ocean Marathon in 1927 on the international relay team.