Mohammad Madwa

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Mohammad Madwa
Personal information
Full nameMohammad Ahmed Madwa
National team Kuwait
Born (1987-02-10) 10 February 1987 (age 32)
Kuwait City, Kuwait
Height1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Weight80 kg (176 lb)
College teamArizona State University (U.S.)
CoachDorsey Tierney-Walker (U.S.)

Mohammad Ahmed Madwa (Arabic: محمد أحمد مدوة‎; born February 10, 1987) is a Kuwaiti swimmer who specialized in sprint freestyle events.[1] He represented his nation Kuwait at the 2008 Summer Olympics, and also served as a varsity swimmer for the Arizona State Sun Devils under head coach Dorsey Tierney-Walker, while pursuing his major in interdisciplinary studies at the Arizona State University in Phoenix, Arizona.[2]

Madwa became the first ever Kuwaiti swimmer to qualify for the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing within the OIympic cut, competing in the men's 50 m freestyle. He finished under the FINA B-cut (23.12) by exactly a tenth of a second with a blistering 23.02 at the Asian Age Group Championships one year earlier in Jakarta, Indonesia.[3][4] Swimming on the outside in heat eight of the prelims, Madwa smashed the 23-second barrier to take the fourth spot in a personal best of 22.83, but sharing a forty-fifth place tie with two-time Olympian Jevon Atkinson would not be enough to put him further to the semifinals.[5]


  1. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Mohammad Madwa". Olympics at Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 1 January 2013.
  2. ^ "Sun Devils turn Olympics maroon and gold". Arizona State Sun Devils. 6 August 2008. Retrieved 30 March 2016.
  3. ^ "Olympic Cut Sheet – Men's 50m Freestyle" (PDF). Swimming World Magazine. p. 2. Retrieved 9 April 2013.
  4. ^ "Mohammed Madwa Becomes First Swimmer in Kuwait History to Qualify for Olympic Games". Arizona State Sun Devils. 7 September 2007. Retrieved 11 April 2013.
  5. ^ "Swimming: Men's 50m Freestyle Heat 8". Beijing 2008. NBC Olympics. Archived from the original on 21 August 2012. Retrieved 1 January 2013.

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