Algerian swimmer Jaouad Syoud has achieved the « B » minimum qualification for the Tokyo Olympics-2021, in the 100m butterfly event, at the Marseille Open in France in the large pool (50m).
The Marseille Open in France in the large pool (50m), which started on Friday, saw the young Algerian swimmer, Jaouad Syoud (21), finish fourth in his heat race in 53. 26, thus achieving the « B » minima of the 2020 Olympic Games, postponed to 2021 in Tokyo, in addition to the « B » minima of the World Championships in the small pool (25m), scheduled for December 2021 in Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates) and the World Championships in the large pool (50m), in May 2022 in Fukuoka (Japan).
Thanks to this time, Jaouad Syoud, member of Olympique Nice (France), beats the Algerian record in this specialty held by Oussama Sahnoune (53.50), since the Arab championship held in 2018 in Tunis. In addition to this performance, Syoud qualified for the « A » final of the 200m medley, finishing in 5th place (2:03.37), while his compatriot Ramzi Chouchar was satisfied with a time of 2:07.71 and will compete in the « B » final on Friday evening.
Algeria is represented at this meeting in Marseille by four swimmers: Jaouad Syoud, Ramzi Chouchar, Nazim Benbara and Amel Melih, while Majda Chebaraka gave up, at the last minute, this meeting which is part of the 3rd stage of the « Golden Tour ».