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Oct 1 16

SWC 2016: Le Clos & Brown strike gold, Hosszu takes 3 golds, Zhu Menghui sets world junior record

by ZwemZa
Myles Brown (Gallo Images)

Myles Brown (Gallo Images)

Displaying her favorite nickname Iran Lady proudly on her cap, three-time Olympic champion Katinka Hosszu of Hungary reaffirmed her reputation by winning 3 golds, 1 silver and 2 bronzes while Chinese Zhu Menghui broke the world junior record in the women’s 50m free on Day 1 of the FINA/airweave Swimming World Cup 2016 in Beijing, China, on Friday September 30.

Results Day 1 Beijing

Hosszu, front leader of the World Cup after the first three legs, started her gold medal hunting with the 200m free (in 1:53.89). She then claimed victory in the 50m back in 26.68 and in the 200m IM in 2:07.37.

It was Daryna Zevina of Ukraine who stopped Hosszu golden streak in the 200m back by defeating her in 2:01.61. Hosszu came second in 2:04.68 and Xu Huiyi of China 2:06.42.

Jeanette Ottensen of Denmark topped the 100m fly (56.37), ahead of Lu Ying of China (56.48) and Hosszu (56.67).

In the women’s 800m free, Hou Yawen of China won the title in 8:16.81, beating compatriot Li Bingjie (8:19.34) and Hosszu (8:25.62).

“I feel the love in Beijing as the local fans cheer for me. The fans here are amazing. I compete 14 events altogether in Beijing and today I have 7 in which I got 6 medals. My goal is to challenge my limit and myself,” Hosszu smiled.

“For me the World Cup is just a rest. I take competition as training while my training is much harder than the races. I enjoy the difference of the short course and long course. I can also try some events that I don’t compete in the long course. I don’t have pressure if I miss some events or make some mistakes. The only event I have not tried is the breaststroke right now. Maybe in the future,” Hosszu said. 

The 17-year-old Zhu Menghui of China broke the world junior record in the women’s 50m free while she tied with Olympic champion Jeanette Ottensen (DEN) in 24.00.

“I did not train enough after the Olympic Games. I did not expect I could swim that fast. Maybe it is because of the short course, it made me more excited,” Zhu said.

Olympic runner-up in the 100m back Xu Jiayu continued his good form by snatching his favorite event’s (the 100m back) title in 50.22, beating Pavel Sankovich of Belarus 50.26 and Bobby Hurley of Australia 50.40.

“I did not expect to defeat the champion and the result was OK for me. I had no pressure and did my best!” said Xu, who was also part of the the winning team in the mixed 4X50m medley relay (1:40.12), together with Shi Jinglin, Lu Ying and Yu Hexin, edging Russia (1:40.25) and Hong Kong (1:44.82).

Vladimir Morozov of Russia clinched two titles in the men’s 100m free in 45.99 and the 100m IM in 51.06. He also grabbed a silver medal in the 50m breast (26.77) behind Felipe Lima of Brazil (26.10).

Chad Le Clos of South Africa beat the rest of his rivals in the men’s 200m fly in 1:49.82. Daiya Seto of Japan came second in 1:52.59 and Phillip Neintz of Germany third in 1:52.88. Clos also was the fastest in the 50m fly (22.14).

Alia Atkinson of Jamaica won the women’s 100m breast in 1:03.42, beating Katie Meili of USA (1:04.00) and Rie Kaneto of Japan (1:04.49).

In other men’s events, Myles Brown (RSA) topped the 400m free in 3:40.38; Marco Koch of Germany touched home first in the 200m breast in 2:03.21; and Seto Daiya of Japan dominated the 400m IM 4:04.26.

The two-day World Cup in Beijing attracted about 110 swimmers from 22 countries and will resume Saturday for more action in the Water Cube.

Zhou Xin, FINA Media Committee

Oct 1 16

Hosszú claims hat-trick of gold medals on opening day of FINA Swimming World Cup in Beijing

by ZwemZa
Katinka Hosszu

Katinka Hosszu

Three-time Olympic champion Katinka Hosszú resumed her dominance of the International Swimming Federation (FINA) World Cup after claiming three gold medals on day one of the fourth stage at the Water Cube in Beijing.

Hosszú, the runaway leader in the women’s standings, first came out on top in the 200 metres freestyle as her time of 1 min 53.89sec saw her finish 1.29 seconds ahead of China’s Al Yanhan and a further 0.08 seconds clear of Zhang Yufei, also of China.

The 27-year-old Hungarian then went on to triumph in the 50m backstroke in 26.68 and the 200m individual medley in 2:07.37.

China’s Liu Xiang came second in the 50m backstroke in 26.75, while compatriot Cheng Haihua completed the podium in 26.82.

The silver medal in the 200m individual medley went the way of Hungary’s Zsuzsanna Jakabos in 2:09.58, with Jamaica’s Alia Atkinson third in 2:09.60.

“For me the World Cup is just a rest,” said Hosszú.

“I take competition as training while my training is much harder than the races.

“I enjoy the difference of the short course and long course.

“I can also try some events that I don’t compete in the long course.

“I don’t have pressure if I miss some events or make some mistakes.”

It was Daryna Zevina of Ukraine who stopped Hosszú’s golden streak in the women’s 200m backstroke, defeating her rival by 3.07 seconds with a time of 2:01.61 as China’s Xu Huiyi came third in 2:06.42.

Hosszú had to settle for bronze medals in the women’s 100m butterfly and the women’s 800m freestyle with respective times of 56.67 and 8:25.62.

Denmark’s Jeanette Ottesen took gold in the 100m butterfly in 56.37, while China’s Lu Ying managed silver in 56.48.

Hou Yawen of China won the 800m freestyle title in 8:16.81, beating compatriot Li Bingjie who clocked 8:19.34.

Another stand-out female performance came in the 50m freestyle as 17-year-old Zhu Menghui of China broke the world junior record after tying for first place with Ottesen in 24.00.

In men’s competition, China’s Xu Jiayu continued his good form by snatching the 100m backstroke title in 50.22, beating Pavel Sankovich of Belarus by 0.04 seconds and Australia’s Bobby Hurley by a further 0.14 seconds.

Xu was also part of his country’s winning team in the mixed 4x50m mixed medley relay, combining with Shi Jinglin, Lu Ying and Yu Hexin to post an unrivalled time of 1:40.12.

Russia’s Stanislav Donetc, Yuliya Efimova, Natalia Lovtcova and Vladimir Morozov were a close second in 1:40.25, while Hong Kong’s Lau Yin Yan Claudia, Ng Chun Nam Derick, Chan Kin Lok and Cheung Kin Tat Kent came third in 1:44.82.

Morozov clinched titles in the men’s 100m freestyle in 45.99 and the men’s 100m individual medley in 51.06.

Another double winner was South Africa’s Chad Le Clos, who won the men’s 200m butterfly in 1:49.82 and the men’s 50m butterfly in 22.14.

The two-day event in Beijing is due to conclude on Saturday.

Daniel Etchells

Oct 1 16

Urbanchek turns swimming ashes into Hall of Honor

by ZwemZa
Former Michigan swimming coach Jon Urbanchek at the Athens Olympic Games in 2004.(Photo: Julian H. Gonzalez, DFP)

Former Michigan swimming coach Jon Urbanchek at the Athens Olympic Games in 2004.(Julian H. Gonzalez, DFP)

Jon Urbanchek remembers the glory days of Michigan swimming.

As an All-America swimmer for U-M from 1959-61, he was a part of two NCAA championship teams.

But when he accepted the head coaching position at his alma mater in 1982, it looked a little different, having gone more than 40 years without a Big Ten title, let alone national respect.

“What I said when I got the job: ‘When I walk into the old pool, I saw a pile of ashes in the pool,’” he recalled this week as he was scheduled to enter Michigan’s Hall of Honor at Friday’s private ceremony. “Being Jon Urbanchek, a very positive person, I said, ‘Well, if there are ashes in here then something must have stood here before, it just burned down. We just have to build it up.’ I didn’t have to create new Michigan swimming.”

His hire ranks with athletic director Don Canham’s greatest moves, along with Bo Schembechler, Carol Hutchins and Red Berenson, as Urbanchek quickly resuscitated the program.

From 1986-95, Michigan won 10 consecutive Big Ten titles and capped that with the 1995 NCAA title.

By the time he retired in 2004, he had 13 Big Ten titles, a record of 163-34 overall and a 100-4 mark in conference meets and had established U-M as one of the premier Olympic swimming factories in the world.

He is the third U-M swimming coach to enter the Hall, following legend Matt Mann, who coached 29 years and won 13 national titles, and Urbanchek’s coach, Gus Stager, who was there 26 years and won four national titles.

“Michigan swimming has a great history and it’s continued on with (successors) Mike Bottom and Bob Bowman before that,” Urbanchek said. “It’s like a freight train, I tell everybody. Kids jump on it for four years, they jump off and then next group of guys come in and they just keep going nonstop. It’s been a pleasure to come back.”

A number of his former teammates, swimmers and assistant coaches were planning to attend his ceremony, though Urbanchek joked that he was surprised two of his swimmers — Brent Lang and Gustavo Borges – were inducted before he was.

For all the thrill of the ceremony and being honored at Saturday’s football game, there will be a tinge of sadness.

Eric Namesnik was one of Michigan’s great swimmers and became a two-time Olympic silver medalist. And he was Urbanchek’s assistant for seven years, before he died in a 2006 car accident.

“Eric was a major part of the success we had from the time he walked on deck until he passed away 10 years ago,” Urbanchek said. “His determination, his discipline, what Eric stood for is basically what the Michigan man stands for.”

Though Urbanchek left Michigan in 2004, he has continued to coach Olympic swimmers for years and was inducted into the International Swimming Hall of Fame in 2008 and the Michigan Sports Hall of Fame in 2009.

He joins football’s Mark Donahue (1974-77), hockey’s Lorne Howes (1955-57) and rowing’s Kate Johnson (1998-2001) in the class.

Mark Snyder

Oct 1 16

Penny Oleksiak, Aurelie Rivard win Canadian national swimming awards

by ZwemZa
Penny Oleksiak (Jean Levac/Postmedia)

Penny Oleksiak (Jean Levac/Postmedia)

Toronto’s Penny Oleksiak was recognized for her breakthrough performance at the Rio Olympics on Friday by being named the female swimmer of the year by Swimming Canada.

The 16-year-old Oleksiak made her Olympic debut in Rio and came away as Canada’s most decorated summer Olympian in a single Games with four medals, including a gold in the 100-metre freestyle.

On the Paralympic side, Aurelie Rivard of St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Que., was awarded with the Canadian female Para-swimmer of the year for the third year in a row.

Also a four-time medallist, the 20-year-old Rivard set world records in the S10 50 and 400 freestyle. Rio was her second Paralympic appearance after competing in London four years ago, where she won a silver medal in the 400 freestyle.

Quebec City’s Nicolas-Guy Turbide was named Canada’s male Para-swimmer of the year, with his highlight being a bronze medal in the S13 100 backstroke. The 19-year-old Turbide became the first visually impaired Canadian swimmer to break the one-minute barrier in the race, re-setting his own Americas record in the process.

Santo Condorelli of Kenora, Ont., was named the Canadian male swimmer of the year. The 21-year-old Condorelli earned Canada’s best male result in Rio with his fourth-place finish in the 100 freestyle, and set a new Canadian record in the 100 butterfly.

Also, Richard Weinberger of Moose Jaw, Sask., was named Canada’s top open-water swimmer after finishing 17th in the men’s marathon swimming event in Rio. This is Weinberger’s sixth consecutive award in the open water category.

The Canadian Press

Sep 30 16

SWC 2016: Olympic stars to shine at Beijing leg of the FINA/airweave Swimming World Cup

by ZwemZa

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Olympic champion Katinka Hosszu of Hungary and a group of Olympic medallists including South African Chad Le Clos, Xu Jiayu and Fu Yuanhui of China together with 110 swimmers from 22 countries will perform at the fourth leg of the FINA/airweave Swimming World Cup 2016 – in Beijing to be held on Sept.30 – Oct. 1.

At the opening press conference held on Thursday September 29 at the Water Cube, Hosszu, who snatched three gold medals at the Rio Olympics and continued competing at all the World Cup legs after the Olympic Games, said she would like to perform the way she did the first time back in 2008.

“Beijing played a very important role in my career. The first time I came to Beijing was for the 2008 Olympic Games. I was 19 years old. After the London Olympic Games, I came to Beijing and got my nickname – the “Iron Lady”. Now, coming back to the Water Cube again as the three-time Olympic champion, I am really happy to be here and happy to race again in this symbolic venue,” Hosszu said.

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Responding to the question why she keeps competing at all the FINA World Cup legs right after the Olympic Games while some swimmers took long vacation, Hossze said: “I really love racing, so for me I don’t need to go away from swimming. I do what I like. And the long course and short course competition is different. I just rest in betweens.

Le Clos, runner-ups in men’s 200m freestyle and 100m butterfly, said: “It was disappointing that I got two silver medals in very close races in Rio. But it was not too bad that our country South Africa had four medals in total. For me the most important is to go back to water to prepare for the next Olympic Games. I will be back with more golds in Tokyo.”

Fu Yuanhui of China, Olympic bronze medallist in the women’s 100m backstroke, who became a social media star with her eccentric personality and exaggerated facial expressions, said she will compete in some new events.

“I will not forget my favourite event – the backstroke – but I will try the 50m butterfly, 50m freestyle and 100m medley as a start after the Rio Olympic Games. Don’t expect me to win something because I did not train these days,” Fu said.

The FINA/airweave Swimming World Cup kicked off on August 26 in Paris-Chartres, Francen shortly after the Rio Olympic Games and concludes on October 30 in Hong Kong.

Zhou Xin, FINA Media Committee Member

Sep 30 16

Water Cube to host Swimming World Cup

by ZwemZa
Chinese swimmer Fu Yuanhui wins public's heart for rare candor (NBCOlympics)

Chinese swimmer Fu Yuanhui wins public’s heart for rare candor (NBCOlympics)

The annual FINA Swimming World Cup begins on Friday in Beijing, with China’s online sensation Fu Yuanhui leading a star-studded list.

She will be competing in the ­women’s 50-meter butterfly, 50-meter freestyle and 100-meter medley in the short-course tournament, but not in her favored backstroke event, which has ­fueled speculation that she is shifting her specialization.

“I’m not going to change my specialization,” Fu told reporters on Thursday. “Backstroke is my strongest of the four swimming styles. I just want to enjoy the other styles this time.

“I won titles here, but this time I don’t think I can win as I haven’t trained ­lately. Short-course competition is totally different from the long-course because it requires more flip turns, which I’m not good at.”

Fu, who won bronze at the 100-­meter backstroke at the Rio Olympics, went ­viral online not for her performance but for her animated interviews.

“I’d be happy if I can bring more people to care about swimming, though it also brings pressure,” Fu said of her popularity. “Well, I’m not saying I’m afraid of underperforming, because ­everyone gets inconsistent sometimes.”

After her Olympic fame, Fu has been featured in several reality shows, including in a Bear Grylls-fronted adventure TV program.

“Challenging myself is exciting [in the adventure program],” Fu said. “I was having a vacation after the Olympics so I’ve been to several [non-sports] activities … This will end after I resume training.”

Fu, winner of the 50-meter backstroke gold at last year’s World Championships in Kazan, said she will start preparing in November for next year’s Asian Championships.

“I hope I can make progress every time I compete, little by little,” Fu said. “I want to be known as a professional swimmer rather than being an online sensation.”

Hungarian Katinka Hosszu, a three-time Olympic gold medalist at the age of 27, is back in competition after a short post-Olympic break.

Wearing a red hat with her nickname “Iron Lady” on it, Hosszu said the Water Cube – the main venue for swimming competitions at the 2008 Olympics – is a place to recall what she had been through.

“I was here in 2008 as a 19-year-old, I came to a tough place at that time, and many people at the time told me I should quit, but I decided to fight on,” said Hosszu. “As a three-time Olympic champion, it is good to look back and see how long my journey has been.”

Russia’s Yuliya Efimova, the silver medalist at the women’s 100- and 200-meter breaststroke in Rio, will likewise be competing.

South African duo Cameron van der Burgh, men’s 100-meter breaststroke gold medalist at the 2012 London Olympics, and Chad le Clos, silver medalist in the men’s 200-meter freestyle in Rio and 200-meter butterfly in London, have likewise entered the event.

Chinese male swimming stars Sun Yang and Ning Zetao will skip the competition.

Sep 30 16

Hosszú out for more glory as FINA Swimming World Cup continues in Beijing

by ZwemZa
outh Africa's Chad Le Clos, a double Olympic silver medallist at Rio 2016, is also set to compete in Beijing ©Getty Images

South Africa’s Chad Le Clos, a double Olympic silver medallist at Rio 2016, is also set to compete in Beijing ©Getty Images

Hungary’s Katinka Hosszú will look to continue her impressive start to the International Swimming Federation (FINA) World Cup season tomorrow when stage four gets underway in Beijing.

The 27-year-old goes into the two-day event in China’s capital with a massive 237 point lead over nearest challenger Jeanette Ottesen of Denmark having dominated the opening three meets in Paris-Chartres, Berlin and Moscow.

Hosszú returns to the Water Cube, which hosted swimming competitions at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games, as a three-time Olympic champion having won a hat-trick of gold medals at Rio 2016.

“Beijing played a very important role in my career,” said the Hungarian.

“The first time I came to Beijing was for the 2008 Olympic Games.

“I was 19 years old.

“After the London Olympic Games, I came to Beijing and got my nickname – the ‘Iron Lady’.

“Now, coming back to the Water Cube again as the three-time Olympic champion, I am really happy to be here and happy to race again in this symbolic venue.”

Hosszú is one of 110 swimmers from 22 countries due to compete in Beijing with Olympic medallists such as South Africa’s Chad Le Clos and China’s Xu Jiayu also set to take to the pool.

Le Clos finished runner-up in the men’s 200 metres freestyle and 100m butterfly at Rio 2016 and is already eyeing a higher place on the podium at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

“It was disappointing that I got two silver medals in very close races in Rio,” he said.

“But it was not too bad that our country South Africa had four medals in total.

“For me the most important is to go back to water to prepare for the next Olympic Games.

“I will be back with more golds in Tokyo.”

Another name to look out for is home favourite Fu Yuanhui, bronze medallist in the women’s 100m backstroke at Rio 2016, who said she will compete in some new events.

“I will not forget my favourite event – the backstroke – but I will try the 50m butterfly, 50m freestyle and 100m medley as a start after the Rio Olympic Games,” said the Chinese.

The nine-leg FINA Swimming World Cup is due to conclude with a two-day meet in Hong Kong on October 29 and 30.

Daniel Etchells

Sep 29 16

Doha all set to host FINA World Cup 2016

by ZwemZa

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The Organising Committee of the prestigious FINA airweave Swimming World Cup 2016 has intensified its managerial and technical arrangements to host the prestigious event in October.

The finest swimmers from around the world will hit the pool when the FINA airweave Swimming World Cup 2016 begins at the Hamad Aquatic Centre in Doha on October 8.

After an incredible 2015 season that saw world records tumble across the board, Qatar will once again host the world class event.

The two-day event will see newly-crowned Olympic champions take to the waters in Doha, following their successes at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

Swimming fans young and old alike can expect to see breath taking performances, shattered world records and intense competitions over the two days of swimming action.

Fans are in for a special treat as FINA Swimming World Cup winners and reigning FINA Swimmers of the Year, Chad Le Clos (RSA) and Katinka Hosszu (HUN) will once again compete in Doha.

Le Clos battled hard in the Rio 2016 Olympic Games and took home two silver medals in the 200m freestyle and 100m butterfly — a result he will definitely be looking to build on in Doha.

Hosszu won an incredible three gold medals and one silver medal as we all as set a new world record and an Olympic record in Rio. These Olympic champions are sure to make this year’s edition a sight to see.

Chad Le Clos recorded amazing performances at Hamad Aquatic Centre in 2014 and 2015.

At the FINA Swimming World Cup in August 2014, he took home gold in the 50m and 100m butterfly, his signature events, as well as the 100m freestyle.

Katinka also has a storied history in the FINA Swimming World Cup, and broke two world records and a championship record in the 2014 edition alone.

Other swimming stars that will head to Doha for the meet are Australians Brittany Elmslie and Madeline Groves who took home the gold medal in a stunning 4x100m freestyle relay final in the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

World record holder in the 200m breaststroke Rikke Mller Pedersen from Denmark is also expected to compete as well as 100m breaststroke world record holder Alia Atkinson from Jamaica and former world record holder Roland Schoeman from South Africa.

gulf-times.com

Sep 29 16

Olympians in Dubai for Fina World Cup

by ZwemZa
 Katinka Hosszú (Getty Images)

Katinka Hosszú (Getty Images)

Following the success of Rio 2016, top class swimming returns to Dubai with an exciting line-up of world and Olympic champions ready to compete at the Fina/airweave Swimming World Cup at the Hamdan Sports Complex, October 4-5.

The Swimming World Cup will be staged across nine locations in three clusters (Europe, Middle East and Asia) and offers athletes the opportunity to earn prize money reaching US$2 million (Dh7.3 million).

Organisers are expecting another thrilling event as it will welcome numerous worldwide elite swimmers, including Katinka Hosszu, Yuliya Yefimova, Alia Atkinson and Jeanette Ottesen. For the men, the event will see Chad Le Clos, James Guy, Daiya Seto, Vladimir Morozov and Josh Prenot compete.

Hosszu, who won three gold and one silver in Rio and Le Clos who won two silver this summer, are the two biggest names.

Ahmad Al Falasi, president of the UAE Swimming Association said: “We are delighted to be welcoming the world’s best swimmers to Dubai next week. With the recent Olympics Games we are sure this will be an exciting event for all and we encourage all sports fans to come and witness world-class champions in action.”

The action will start at 10:00am on each day followed by the finals at 06:30pm. To celebrate the event, the UAE Swimming Federation is hosting a Children’s Fun Festival each day from 04:30 to 5:30pm, offering local children and aspiring swimmers aged 7-12 the opportunity to swim at the Hamdan Sports Complex just before the finals. To further encourage participation, the Swimming World Cup will also provide local swimmers, aged 14 years and older, the unique opportunity to partake in the event, competing alongside their sporting heroes.

gulfnews.com

Sep 29 16

Swimming stakeholders questions rewarding of FINA scholarships by Kenya Swimming Federation

by ZwemZa
Rebecca Wacui Kamau of Kenya competes in the Women’s 100m Breaststroke Heat 2 at Tollcross International Swimming Centre during day four of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games on July 27, 2014 in Glasgow (The Star)

Rebecca Wacui Kamau of Kenya competes in the Women’s 100m Breaststroke Heat 2 at Tollcross International Swimming Centre during day four of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games on July 27, 2014 in Glasgow (The Star)

Kenya Swimming Federation is once again under the spotlight for the manner in which they have handled applications for FINA scholarships due to start next year. There are seven slots from FINA available.

The Federation chairman Ben Ekumbo has been accused of forwarding the application letter from FINA two days after the application process was closed raising eyebrows once again over his conduct.

FINA made the announcement for Scholarships on the September 7 and set the deadline for September 25. But KSF released the letter on Thursday for parents to apply, which will be of no help going by FINA dates.

There was no clear reason why the application letter was sent to parents two days after the deadline, and some parents speculate that the Federation might have already selected those who will benefit from the scholarship as they did with the team that represented Kenya in the Olympics.

This comes barely days after Issa Abdalla’s father Abdalla Hemed revealed his son is yet to secure his scholarship he was awarded in January by FINA. Hemed has accused the Federation for taking them in Circles since January.

“Every day we are told to change the application and forward to KSF, we have always done that but after that they go silent on us, we sent the latest application just the other day and no one has spoken to us,” he said.

Issa was entitled to receive $1,250 per month for his swimming kits as well as lessons but this is yet to happen with his father forced to finance his son’s swimming activities.

Issa is currently in UK where he is schooling and the father says it’s not easy paying for his school fees as well his swimming fee. No KSF was available to comment on the issue.

It has also emerged FINA cater for swimmers travelling to world swimming championship, something parents did not know until last week on Friday.

Over the past years, Parents have been catering for their children’s expenses when they travel to take part in the world championship. What they didn’t know is that FINA caters for all expenses.

“The management has been very bad, they think we are fighting them but all we want is a good management and a good environment for our children” Hemed added.

The next world championship is in Canada where eight swimmers are expected to represent Kenya. So far only Issa and Rebecca Kamau have qualified for the championship.

Alex Muange

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