Michael Houlie Wins Swimming Gold at African Champs

Building on his progression to becoming one of the country’s most prolific swimmers, 19 year old Michael Houlie secured a gold medal at the 12th African Games in Rabat, Morocco.

Michael swam to victory in the 50m breaststroke final in 27.41seconds, beating 24 year old Youssef Elkamash (Egypt) and 26 year old Wassim Elloumi (Tunisia).

Youssef and Wassim swam times of 27.52 and 28.27, respectively.

The young swimmer, who is currently studying at and swimming for the University of Tennessee in the US, has been showing remarkable progress, despite his age.

Earlier this year, he broke the record at the 30th World University Games in Napoli, with a time 26.82 seconds and last year he won gold at the Youth Olympic Games with 27.51 seconds.

He will be competing in the 100m heats taking place today.

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