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Rad Aweisat

Sector : Sports, Athletes

Personal Info

  • Country of residence: Palestine
  • Gender: Male
  • Born in: 1986
  • Age: 38
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Rad Aweisat (born October 27, 1986) is a Palestinian swimmer, known for specializing in butterfly events. Here are some details about his participation in the

2004 Summer Olympics:

Olympic Participation: Rad Aweisat qualified for the men's 100m butterfly at the 2004 Summer Olympics held in Athens. Notably, he participated as Palestine's youngest athlete at the age of 17.

Qualification through Universality Place:

Aweisat received a Universality place from FINA as part of the Olympic Solidarity program. This allowed him to participate in the Olympics without having met a specific entry time requirement.

Olympic Performance:

In the preliminary heats of the men's 100m butterfly, Aweisat competed in heat one against two other swimmers from Angola and Nicaragua. Despite finishing with a time of 1:01.60, approximately 11 seconds slower than the world record set by U.S. swimmer Ian Crocker, Aweisat secured the last place in his heat.

Result and Advancement:

Rad Aweisat's performance in the heats positioned him fifty-ninth overall, and he did not advance to the semifinals.
Rad Aweisat's participation in the 2004 Summer Olympics marked a significant moment in his swimming career as the youngest athlete representing Palestine in the competition.


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