Farid Simaika

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 1
Bronze 1
Total 2
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameFarid•Simaika
Used nameFarid•Simaika
Original nameفريد•سميكة
Born12 June 1907 in Al-Iskanderiya (Alexandria) (EGY)
Died11 September 1943 in near Makassar (INA)
NOC Egypt


Became a U.S. Citizen in March 1942, and fought in the US Air Force. His plane exploded and crashed over Indonesia. Some stories tell he was captured and beheaded by the Japanese or headhunters.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1928 Summer Olympics Diving (Aquatics) EGY Farid Simaika
Springboard, Men (Olympic) 3 Bronze
Platform, Men (Olympic) 2 Silver

Special Notes


He was legally declared dead on the 19th December 1945.