Bishop’s Stortford College pupil Mehdi El Mansar achieved a 100 percent success rate during the Moroccan Winter Short Course Swimming Championship, winning an impressive eight gold medals and smashing three personal bests.
Swimming in six individual events including 100m and 200m backstroke, 200m medley, 200m and 400m freestyle medley and the 200m breaststroke, Mehdi achieved first place in every race as well as contributing to the success of his relay teams in the 4 x 100m freestyle and 4 x 100 medley, to bring his medal haul to eight golds. He was also the only swimmer across the whole Championship to achieve gold in every event he entered.
Mehdi’s training is supported at the College by the Elite Sports Programme which offers bespoke strength and conditioning training tailored to his individual needs and the requirements of swimming. Where necessary, Mehdi’s academic timetable is also adjusted to accommodate training time and expert coaching without compromising his studies.