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UMBC grad Mohamed Hussein seeking elite status at World Aquatics Championships

UMBC grad Mohamed Hussein seeking elite status at World Aquatics Championships

The 16th World Aquatics Championships in Kazan, Russia, will have a UMBC tinge courtesy of Mohamed Hussein. Hussein, the former Retrievers standout, will represent Egypt in the 50- and 100-meter backstroke and the 200 intermediate medley events at the championships, which open July 24. Hussein, a 23-year-old who grew up in Cairo and graduated from UMBC in December with a bachelor's in mechanical engineering, is already the Egyptian record holder in the 200 IM at 2 minutes, 2.29 seconds. But he said he wants to join the elite group of swimmers that includes Americans Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte. "To see other people swim fast when I was just swimming, I would be ranked...

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