Omar Amr

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Omar Amr (born September 20, 1974) is a former water polo player. He played for the United States national team at the 2004 Summer Olympics.[1]

Amr attended Sunny Hills High School in Fullerton. He played collegiately at the University of California, Irvine, where he was a twice a second-team All-American selection in 1995 and 1996 and an honorable mention All-American selection in 1994,[2] while receiving his degree in biology.[3]

Amr was one of the final players cut from the USA 2000 Olympic Water Polo Men's Team owing to a late injury but made the 2004 team due in part to improvements in his strength, speed, and defensive play.[4] While training for the Olympics, Amr attended Harvard Medical School, and would make weekend trips from Boston to Orange County to train with his teammates.[5] The US team finished seventh at the Athens Olympic Games.

After the Olympics, Amr coached the MIT Men's Water Polo team during the 2004 season while finishing his medical degree at Harvard.[6]

As of 2020 Amr is an emergency room physician who has practiced in Orange County and Stockton.[7]


  1. ^ "Omar Amr Biography and Olympic Results". Retrieved August 24, 2012.
  2. ^ "Men's Varsity All-America". College Water Polo Association. Retrieved April 13, 2020.
  3. ^ Weyler, John (September 19, 1996). "UC Irvine Notebook: Water Polo Is Amr's Life; Olympics His Goal". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved April 13, 2020.
  4. ^ "U.S. Men's Olympic Water Polo Team Announced". Swimming World Magazine. July 20, 2004. Retrieved April 13, 2020.
  5. ^ Hanson, Brittany (April 1, 2014). "Olympic Dreamer". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved April 13, 2020.
  6. ^ "Men's Water Polo 2004 Roster". MIT Department of Athletics. Retrieved April 13, 2020.
  7. ^ Whicker, Mark (April 12, 2020). "In Coronavirus Era, It's Always Must-win When Athletes Become Doctors". Daily Breeze. Retrieved April 13, 2020.

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