Aghiles Slimani

Aghiles Slimani (Arabic: اغليس سليماني; born August 20, 1982) is an Algerian former swimmer, who specialized in butterfly events.[1] Slimani qualified for two swimming events at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, by posting FINA B-standard entry times of 55.40 (100 m butterfly) and 2:03.18 (200 m butterfly) from the World Championships in Barcelona, Spain.[2][3] In the 200 m butterfly, Slimani challenged seven other swimmers in heat two, including Olympic veteran Vladan Marković of Serbia. He raced to sixth place and thirty-first overall by 0.16 of a second behind Markovic in 2:04.93.[4][5] In his second event, 100 m butterfly, Slimani placed forty-eighth on the morning's preliminaries. Swimming in heat three, he edged out Turkey's Onur Uras to take a seventh seed by fifteen hundredths of a second (0.15) in 56.22.[6][7]

Aghiles Slimani
Personal information
Full nameAghiles Slimani
National team Algeria
Born (1982-08-20) 20 August 1982
Height1.72 m (5 ft 8 in)
Weight57 kg (126 lb)


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  2. "Swimming – Men's 100m Butterfly Startlist (Heat 3)" (PDF). Athens 2004. Omega Timing. Retrieved 23 April 2013.
  3. "Swimming – Men's 200m Butterfly Startlist (Heat 2)" (PDF). Athens 2004. Omega Timing. Retrieved 23 April 2013.
  4. "Men's 200m Butterfly Heat 2". Athens 2004. BBC Sport. 16 August 2004. Retrieved 31 January 2013.
  5. Thomas, Stephen (16 August 2004). "Men's 200 Butterfly, Prelims Day 3: Michael Phelps and Japan's Yamamoto Tie As Fastest Qualifiers; Tom Malchow will be there too". Swimming World Magazine. Archived from the original on 3 December 2005. Retrieved 19 April 2013.
  6. "Men's 100m Butterfly Heat 3". Athens 2004. BBC Sport. 19 August 2004. Retrieved 14 March 2013.
  7. Thomas, Stephen (19 August 2004). "Men's 100 Butterfly, Day 6 Prelims: Crocker Blasts Back into Form as Fastest Qualifier; Serdinov and Phelps Right on his Tail". Swimming World Magazine. Archived from the original on 27 December 2013. Retrieved 11 April 2013.

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