Khadija Ciss

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Khadija Ciss
Personal information
Full name Khadija Ciss
National team  Senegal
Born (1983-03-26) 26 March 1983 (age 34)
Dakar, Senegal
Height 1.76 m (5 ft 9 in)
Weight 61 kg (134 lb)
Sport
Sport Swimming
Strokes Freestyle

Khadija Ciss (born March 26, 1983) is a Senegalese former swimmer, who specialized in long-distance freestyle events.[1] She won a bronze medal in the 200 m freestyle at the 2003 All-Africa Games in Abuja, Nigeria (2:09.00).[2]

Ciss qualified for two swimming events at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, by achieving FINA B-standard entry times of 2:05.51 (200 m freestyle) and 9:02.54 (800 m freestyle) from the EDF Swimming Open in Paris.[3][4] In the 200 m freestyle, Ciss challenged five other swimmers on the second heat, including two-time Olympian Vesna Stojanovska of Macedonia. She rounded out the field to last place and fortieth overall by a 4.42-second margin behind winner Jana Myšková of the Czech Republic in 2:09.04.[5][6] In her second event, 800 m freestyle, Ciss ended her Olympic run in twenty-ninth place with a slowest time of 9:20.06.[7][8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Khadija Ciss". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 29 April 2013. 
  2. ^ Belhadj, Chaker (18 October 2003). "South Africa Dominates the African Games, Egypt a Strong Second". Swimming World Magazine. Archived from the original on 30 June 2013. Retrieved 29 April 2013. 
  3. ^ "Swimming – Women's 200m Freestyle Startlist (Heat 2)" (PDF). Athens 2004. Omega Timing. Retrieved 26 April 2013. 
  4. ^ "Swimming – Women's 800m Freestyle Startlist (Heat 1)" (PDF). Athens 2004. Omega Timing. Retrieved 22 April 2013. 
  5. ^ "Women's 200m Freestyle Heat 2". Athens 2004. BBC Sport. 16 August 2004. Retrieved 31 January 2013. 
  6. ^ Thomas, Stephen (16 August 2004). "Women's 200 Freestyle, Prelims Day 3: Dana Vollmer Stakes Her Claim as Fastest Qualifier, Benko Also Through to Evening Round". Swimming World Magazine. Archived from the original on 30 June 2013. Retrieved 26 April 2013. 
  7. ^ "Women's 800m Freestyle Heat 1". Athens 2004. BBC Sport. 18 August 2004. Retrieved 31 January 2013. 
  8. ^ Thomas, Stephen (19 August 2004). "Women’s 800 Freestyle Prelims, Day 6: Manaudou, #1 Qualifier, Sets French Record, 8:25.91; Munz and Keller in Finals". Swimming World Magazine. Archived from the original on 3 December 2005. Retrieved 19 April 2013.