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Raed Aweisat

Raed Aweisat

Sector : Sports, Athletes

Personal Info

  • Country of residence: Palestine
  • Gender: Male
  • Born in: 1986
  • Age: 36
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Raad Owaisat (27 October 1986 - ) is a swimmer from Palestine. Butterfly swimming specialist. Owaisat qualified to win the men's 100m butterfly, and was the youngest 17-year-old Palestinian participant at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens. He was awarded a world place by the FINA as part of the Olympic Solidarity programme.


He participated in one match against two swimmers, Luis Matias from Angola and Fernando Medrano from Nicaragua. He rounded a small field from three to the last place with the slowest time of 1:01.60, nearly 11 seconds short of the world record set by American swimmer Ian Crocker. Owaisat failed to qualify for the semi-finals, as he ranked 59th in the first round.




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