Sara Al-Flaij

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Sarah Alfalaij
Personal information
Full name Sarah Abdulrahman Alfalaij
Nationality Bahraini
Born (1995-08-03) August 3, 1995 (age 22)
United States[1]
Height 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m) (2012)[1]
Weight 62 kg (137 lb) (2012)[1]
Sport Swimming
Strokes Breaststroke, freestyle
Coach Khalid Ahmed[1]

Sarah Alfalaij (born 3 August 1995) is a Bahraini swimmer. She competed in the women's 50m freestyle in the 2012 Summer Olympics as part of the Bahraini Olympic team.[1]


Sarah participated in the 2010 Asian Games in the 50m freestyle and 50m breaststroke events in Guangzhou, China.[2]

She also competed in the 2011 World Aquatics Championships, also in the women's 50m freestyle and women's 100m freestyle.[2]

She competed in the women's 50m freestyle at the 2012 London Olympics, finishing with a time of 33.81 seconds, which is her personal best having broken her previous record of 33.98 seconds.[3]

She is coached by Bahraini Khalid Ahmed, who also coaches fellow Bahraini swimmer Khalid Baba.[1][2]

Personal life[edit]

Sarah is currently a student and plays for the Southern Governorate club.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g "Sara Alflaij". London 2012. Retrieved 3 August 2012. 
  2. ^ a b c Purohit, Ashok (2 August 2011). "Bahraini girl represents the Gulf at FINA worlds". MuscatDaily. Retrieved 3 August 2012. 
  3. ^ "Sara set for memorable debut". Gulf Daily News. 3 August 2012. Retrieved 3 August 2012.