Biography

 

raniaelwani

Rania Elwani has competed in three Olympic Games: 1992 in Barcelona, 1996 in Atlanta and 2000 in Sydney (semi-finalist in the 50 and 100 m freestyle swimming). She also participated in the Swimming World Championships in Rome in 1994 and Perth in 1998 (semi-finalist in 50 and 100 m freestyle). She won three World Cup gold medals, two silver medals and one bronze medal in 1994-1995; she was six times silver medallist and four times bronze  medallist at the African Championships in 1990; plus multiple gold, silver and bronze medallist at the African Games in 1991, 1995 and 1999.

 

She was elected as a member of the IOC Athletes’ Commission in 2004 and was an IOC member from 2004 - 2012.

 

Acutely aware of development issues and very active in the peace through sport cause, Rania has committed herself to give back to society through sport.