There is no dearth of talent in the world. Egyptian swimmer Omar Syed Shaban proved after setting one Guinness World Record For the highest jump from the water wearing a monofin. He recorded a jump of 2.30 meters. He broke the previous record set by Cesare Fumarola, Stefano Fagini and Soliman Saeed. All three had jumped two meters high. This record is broken after a period of nine long years.
All the young swimmers, aged 21, are civil engineering students. One of the fastest underwater swimmers, Omar planned to break this record in 2015. According to the official website of the Guinness World Records, Omar can cross 50 meters underwater in 15.6 seconds in one breath and can run 100 meters in 35.5 seconds while wearing a snorkel. As many would have guessed, the young man’s goal is to become the fastest swimmer in the world.
Omar has also expressed his deepest gratitude to Dr. Ashraf Sobhi, the Minister of Youth and Sports of Egypt; Brigadier General Muhammad Muslim, head of the Ismailia region; And Samieh al-Shazi, president of the Egyptian and Arab Union and president of the Union of Diving and Rescue while he attempted to set a world record. He also thanked the officers heartily for making sure that all arrangements were made to perfection.
As a young swimmer, Omar aims to train better and raise the bar higher in the world of swimming. During his conversation with The Guinness World Records, he also mentioned that he chose to break the record because of Solim Saeed. The new record holder said that Saeed is not only of Egypt but also of Ismailia, which is also his home town.