Last week, Egyptian swimmer Farida Osman was recognized as the Best Female Athlete from Africa at the Association of National Olympic Committee (ANOC) Awards 2017.
This achievement came three months after she made national history by winning Egypt's first-ever medal at the FINA World Championships.
In 2017, the ANOC Awards were hosted at the Forum Karlín - one of Prague’s premier venues for cultural, social, and professional events.
The 22-year old Egyptian swimmer dedicated her award to Africa, tweeting "Honored to represent all African, Arab and Egyptian Women!"
ANOC was established in 1979 in San Juan, Puerto Rico. In 2012, the presidency of the association was transmitted to Kuwaiti Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahad Al-Sabah.
Two years later, Al-Sabah established the ANOC Awards.
Social media reactions were plentiful and quite emotional
Egyptians were happy and proud of their champion, to say the least...
Social media platforms were inundated with congrats and celebrations after Osman announced her success.