Dr. Osama Ahmed Momtaz
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Open Water Swimming Career Highlights
- On 22 July 1984, he completed a two-way crossing of the English Channel from England to France to England in 21 hours 37 minutes (10 hours 15 minutes on the first leg + 11 hours 22 minutes on the second leg) at the age of 23. He did an 8-hour, 12-hour, 16-hour, and three 24-hour qualification swims to be selected to represent Egypt in a two-way crossing attempt. He was mentored by Captain Nabil ElShazly IMSHOF Honour Swimmer and Egyptian National Coach.
- In 1979, he completed Windermere with IMSHOF Honour Swimmer David Morgan as crew.
- In 1988, he completed the Traversée Internationale du lac Memphrémagog swim in Canada - and was part of the Atlantic City Around the Island Swim which was call off due to severe conditions.
- In 1984, he attempted a 32.3 km crossing of the Catalina Channel.
- He received the 1986 National Award of Excellency in Sport awarded by Egyptian President Mohamed Hosney Mubarak.
- He served on the board of directors of the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame.
- He competed in a 15 km marathon swim in Egypt in 1975.
- He competed in a 20 km marathon swim in the Nile River in Egypt.
- He competed in a 30 km marathon swim in the Suez Canal in Egypt.
- He competed in international races in Ismalia, Alexandria, and Suez Canal between 36-40 km in distance.
- He competed in the Italian marathon swimming circuit in Venizia-San Marco, Bacoli, and Ischia.
- He competed in Pisfor and Gerne in Turkey.
- Osama Momtaz Talks About Swimming In Egypt’s Golden Era On WOWSA Live
- Osama Momtaz Talks About Swimming The English Channel On WOWSA Live
- On Course - Eventually - To The Olympic Marathon Swim
- 1982 Windermere International Championships
- Top Swimmers On The Egyptian National Team Of The 1950s
- Back In The Day
- World Open Water Swimming Association
- Marathon Swimming
- Open Water Swimming
- International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame website
- Catalina Channel Swimming Back In The Day
- Marathon Swimmers Federation bio
- Who's Who In English Channel's Over-and-Back
- Mohamed Ahmed Marouf Joins Line Of Egyptian Great