Rania Elwani
The Norm


Rania Elwani

Dr Rania Elwani is a three-time Olympian in swimming. She was a champion for 11 years in a row, while holding all the records. She is the first Arab woman to make it to the finals of the Olympic Games in swimming. She is also a successful manager in various Egyptian sports fields. In swimming, Dr. Elwani participated in the 1992, 1996, and 2000 Olympics. She has presented Egypt in many international competitions including world championships. Her record includes more than 77 international medals. Her records still stand to-date in the sprint freestyle events. She has been awarded a number of Honors internationally. Apart from being a world-class swimming champion, Dr Rania Elwani, is also a medical doctor specialized in Obstetrics and Gynecology. Currently, aside from her medical career, Dr Elwani holds several management positions in sports.

Champion Rania Elwani on the notion of the preset "norm" using the example of the life of an avid athlete at TEDxCairoSalon: The Unexpected, Uncertain and Undiscovered, May 2012.