Today, Sunday, Tunisian Olympic champion Ahmed El-Hefnawi won the silver medal in the 400-meter freestyle race, during the World Championships held in Fukuoka, Japan.
Al-Hafnawi cut the race at a time of 3 minutes, 40 seconds and 70 parts out of 100, with a difference of two parts out of 100 behind Australian gold medalist Samuel Short.
Al-Hafnawi will participate in the 800-meter race on July 26, and in the 1500-meter race on the 29th of the same month.
The Tunisian swimmer achieved his best success when he won the gold medal in the 400-meter race at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, when he was only 18 years old.
French swimmer Leon Marchand broke the world record in the 400-meter medley, winning the gold medal.
Marchan, 21, achieved 4:02.50 minutes, surpassing the last record held by legendary American swimmer Michael Phelps (4:04.84 minutes), which he set at the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
The Frenchman beat the American Carson Foster (4:06.56 minutes) and the Japanese Daya Seto (4:09.41 minutes).
Marchand won his second world title after the World Cup in Hungary last year, under the watch of Phelps, who was crowned with 23 Olympic medals, and who was present as a television commentator.