This 12-Year-Old Swimmer From KP Smashed Records In National Championship

Ahmad Durrani, a 12-year-old from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, set a new swimming record in Pakistan1 min


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Peshawar is being in the news since last week as major incidents happened like the Peshawar university students protest, killing of Maulana Ismail Darwesh along with his bodyguard and the roadside bomb blast along the Ring Road. Protests, celebratory posts and statuses were put up and everyone was actually questioning the tabdeeli in Naya Pakistan.

Amidst all this, a 12 year old set a new record at a swimming competition at the Qayyum Stadium Peshawar held by Pakistan Swimming Federation on Friday.

Ahmad took part in the 50-meter backstroke under-12 swimming competition. The young swimmer broke all previous records as he reached the finish line in just 37 seconds.

“I love swimming because I have a lot of people supporting me and my coaches are always there for me as are my parents,” the young swimmer told Media.

Ahmad has performed outstandingly and has made history, said Asif Orakzai, president of the KP swimming association.

“The objective of these events is to hunt for talent and to promote the sport at all levels,” he said. Orakzai further added that such events would help junior swimmers to learn the finer points of the sport eventually excel.

The 23rd National Boys Age Group Swimming Championship is a three-day swimming event organized by the national swimming federation that started on Friday. The event has swimming competitions for for under 12, under 14 and under 16 age categories.

The championship has a total of fourty seven events in which 200 swimmers from different cities are participating.

Recently, Pakistan Swimming Federation has announced 4 events on last Wednesday. According to the federation, the events would be held from October to November in different cities across the country.

The results of the boys’ competitions are:

Under-12:

50m freestyle: Ayaan Asif from Sindh

50m backstroke: Ahmad Durrani from KP

100m freestyle: Abid Abdure Rehman from Sindh

Under-14:

50m freestyle: Danyal Ghulam from Punjab

200m butterfly: Taha Hashemi from Sindh

Under-16:

400m freestyle: Ayan Asif from KP

100m backstroke: Abid Abdur Rehman from Sindh

 

Photo credits: Samaa.tv

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