Pakistan Sending Four Swimmers to 2015 World Championships

by Robert Gibbs 1

July 24th, 2015 News

The Pakistan Swimming Federation has announced a four-member roster — two women and two men — to represent Pakistan at the upcoming 2015 FINA World Championships in Kazan, Russia.

All of the swimmers on the team have international swimming experience.  Lianna Swan has represented Pakistan at several international meets, including Barcelona in 2013, and at the 2014 Commonwealth Games, where she set the national record in the 100 freestyle and 50 breast.

Anum Bandey, who trains in London, swam for Pakistan as a 15 year-old at the 2012 London Olympic games as just the third woman ever to swim for Pakistan in the Olympics.  Although she placed last in the 400 IM in the preliminary heats, she did set a new national record with that swim, a time of 5:34.64.

Teenager Mohammad Saad Amin competed at last fall’s Asian Games.  He’s currently the national leader in the 50/100 free and 50 fly.  He’ll be joined by fellow teenager Haris Bandey, who competed in sprint events at the Commonwealth Games last year in Glasgow, but who has the fastest Pakistani times this year in the 200 IM and 400 IM.

According to the Pakistan Swimming Federation press release, swimmer were selected on the basis of their performance at Pakistan’s National Championship, which was held this April.

The full press release can be found here.

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Rick Mears

Giving South Africa a run for their $$