Ahmed Moustafa Hussein (Arabic: أحمد مصطفى حسين; born May 25, 1983) is an Egyptian former swimmer who specialized in backstroke events. He is a two-time Olympian, and a three-time All-American swimmer for the Arizona State Sun Devils at Arizona State University in Tempe, Arizona, where he majored in and graduated with a bachelor's degree in civil engineering.
|Full name||Ahmed Moustafa Hussein|
|Born||25 May 1983|
|Height||185 cm (6 ft 1 in)|
|Weight||82 kg (181 lb)|
|Club||Heliolido Sporting Club|
|College team||Arizona State University (U.S.)|
|Coach||Mike Chasson (U.S.)|
Hussein made his first Egyptian team at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, where he competed in the men's 200 m backstroke. Swimming in heat two, he edged out Singapore's Gary Tan to earn a fifth spot and thirty-sixth overall by 0.22 of a second in 2:06.10.
At the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, Hussein extended his program by qualifying for two swimming events. He claimed two gold medals from the All-Africa Games in Abuja, Nigeria, breaking an Egyptian record and meeting a FINA B-cut of 55.75 (100 m backstroke) and 2:02.45 (200 m backstroke).
In the 100 m backstroke, Hussein participated in heat three against seven other swimmers, including Olympic veteran Derya Büyükuncu of Turkey. He raced to sixth place and thirty-first overall by 0.52 of a second behind Buyukuncu, outside his personal best of 56.86. In his second event, 200 m backstroke, Hussein matched his position from the 100-metre backstroke on the morning's preliminaries. Hussein saved a seventh spot on the same heat as Sydney over South Korea's Sung Min, who finished behind him in last place by 0.04 of a second, with a time of 2:04.82.
At the 2005 Mediterranean Games in Almería, Spain, Hussein won a total of three medals in the same discipline, a silver in the 100 (56.06) and a bronze in the 50 m backstroke (25.86). In the 200 m backstroke, he lowered his own Egyptian record of 2:01.61 to claim another bronze.
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