Former Retriever Borel Finishes Seventh in Rio; Hussein Competes in the Pool

Former Retriever Borel Finishes Seventh in Rio; Hussein Competes in the Pool

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil—A pair of former Retrievers took to the 2016 Rio Olympics representing two different countries, as former track and field standout Cleopatra Borel ('02, Trinidad and Tobago) and swimmer Mohamed Hussein ('14, Egypt) competed in the games of the 31st Olympiad.

Borel competed in the shot put competition where she had a throw of 18.20m, good for fourth in her group and eighth overall, earning a spot in the finals. In the finals, she improved on that mark with a toss of 18.37m, earning seventh place in the event.

The Trinidad and Tobago native was competing in her fourth Olympic games, and earned an NCAA title in the shot put in the indoor championships in 2002.

Hussein took to the pool in the 200 individual medley representing Egypt. He finished sixth in his heat with a time of 2:02.36, earning 25th place overall.

The native of Egypt broke several school records during his time in Baltimore, including earning trips to the NCAA Championships during his tenure with the Retrievers. v