The Phuket News Premier League predictions The Phuket News Kata Rocks The Phuket News Outrigger Koh Samui Beach Resort
The Phuket News Phuket Sport
The Phuket News Phuket | Thailand | World  | Surf Report  | Predictions XML, RSS, Feed
The Phuket News The Phuket News
The Phuket News

Eight FINA members Rio Bound

OLYMPICS: Eight proud members of FINA (Fédération Internationale de Natation), who have trained extensively at Thanyapura, are confirmed to be competing at the Olympics in Rio.


Nattha Thepbamrung

Saturday 6 August 2016, 03:28PM


Eight members of the FINA team made their country's selections for Rio.
Eight members of the FINA team made their country's selections for Rio.

Their names were officially announced on July 29. The talented athletes are Kimiko Raheem, from Sri Lanka, Eloi Imanirugaha, from Rwanda, Vinity Hemthon, from Cambodia, Shajan Aminath, from The Maldives, Sirish Gurung from Nepal, Sajan Prakash and Shivani Kataria, both from India, and Mohammad Rahman Sagor, from Bangladesh.

All of them spent a year at Thanyapura Sports & Leisure Club, training with the in-house expert coaches, Miguel Lopez Alvarado and David Escolar Ballesteros, who worked closely alongside the FINA team.

“We’ve all become very close. I feel about them as I think I would feel about my children, which means I treat them like people I care enough about that I won’t tell them what they want to hear but what I think it’s the best for them [to hear], which sometimes they don’t like but they end up appreciating,” said Miguel.

Thanyapura was selected as the official training centre for FINA and has been cooperating to promote talented swimmers from around Asia by supporting the scholarship “Targeting Rio 2016”, and providing the athletes with accommodation, training facilities, and professional coaching.

The NAKA Island

“Thanyapura offers a large variety of service and facilities to ensure that the athletes optimise their stay there. Moreover, Phuket, with its easy flight connections to all major cities in Asia, makes it a perfect option for us,” said Dr. Julio Cesar Maglione, President of FINA Development.

The team, this year, has broken their national records more than 150 times and joined several competitions from Russia to Japan, going through Malaysia, Hong Kong, from World Championships to Asian Age Group Championships and South Asian Championships

“After a year of training and after our FINA swimmers have broken national records more than 150 times, we finally get to see eight of them representing their countries and Thanyapura at the Rio Olympics. We couldn’t be any prouder, unless, of course, which is what we hope, we get to break a few more national records and put one or two of them in a semi-final which would be a great success of the history of South East Asia,” Miguel noted.

 

 

The Phuket News
The Phuket News
Comment on this story
* Please login to comment. If you do not have an account please register below by simply entering a username, password and email address. You can still leave your comment below at the same time.
Comments Here:

Comments Left: Characters
Username:
Password:
E-mail: (No Hotmail, Live, MSN and Outlook accepted at this time)
Security:
   => Forget password?

Be the first to comment.

The Phuket News
The Phuket News The Phuket News The Phuket News
The Phuket News
Share this
The Phuket News
Have a news tip-off? Click here
The Phuket News
Related stories
The Phuket News
Phuket community

Recent Comments


Police fundraiser bullies warned, nothing to do with us, says Chalong Police chief

So not linked to police,but head of group is BKK cop.So no charges and not going to stop them, but don't buy the tickets. Guessing local cops g...(Read More)


Hit-and-run doctor ‘drank a lot’ prior to accident

Where do they find these Generals? Straight out of Alice in Wonderland? ...(Read More)


Van driver charged with Japanese deaths

We miss the reason why this 'public tourist Van driver' did fall asleep while driving tourists. Was he overworked, under influence of alcohol...(Read More)


Hit-and-run doctor ‘drank a lot’ prior to accident

Unfortunately General Wirachai's sexist attitude is completely acceptable in this culture - the same attitude that holds a woman's choice to l...(Read More)


Hit-and-run doctor ‘drank a lot’ prior to accident

"Because a woman would not drink much", Hahahaha. Time for this top police officer to upgrade his professional knowledge of things a la 20...(Read More)


Forbidden fruit spurs illegal dorms

who cares that male and female students older than age 25 are staying/living in the same building? After all, it are no teenagers, but full grown men...(Read More)


Hit-and-run doctor ‘drank a lot’ prior to accident

"because a woman would not drink much, Gen Wirachai said" What a strange comment to make, Gen Wirachai has clearly never been out with so...(Read More)


Police fundraiser bullies warned, nothing to do with us, says Chalong Police chief

One would think that the real RTP officers go after the fake police officers, after receiving complains from 10 citizens. Right? After all, it is all...(Read More)


Chinese Consulate gifts B200k for Phuket CCTV cameras

It`s a BIG BIG shame that Phuket can not pay for this self, as they bring Millions of Bath every week on Chinese tourists only on Chalong Pier....(Read More)


Gun firing Phuket policeman treated for mental health issues at psychiatric hospital

Wrong... doctors and nurse have more powerful yet silent weapons than guns, as do soldiers. The weapon used in this case was not used "with impun...(Read More)

The Phuket News
The Phuket News
Bangkok Hospital Phuket
PHUKET NEWS
Phuket
Thailand
World
Business
Q A
Weird World
ARCHIVE
POLL
CURRENCY
WEATHER
PHUKET TIDE TABLE
The Phuket News PHUKET LIFE
Phuket Arts
Phuket Community
Phuket Culture
Phuket Dining
Phuket Education
Phuket Entertainment
Phuket Environment
Phuket Health
Phuket People
Phuket Technology
Phuket Travel
World Entertainment
Photo Galleries
COLOURING BOOK
The Phuket News PHUKET SPORT
Phuket
Thailand
World
SURF REPORT
PREDICTIONS
The Phuket News PHUKET CLASSIFIEDS
Phuket Buy and Sell
Phuket Jobs
Phuket Property
Phuket Cars and Boats
Phuket Community
Phuket Services
SEARCH CLASSIFIEDS
POST CLASSIFIED
The Phuket News The Phuket News PHUKET EVENTS
Phuket Event listings
Phuket Event calendar
Buy Tickets
POST EVENT
The Phuket News PHUKET DIRECTORY
Phuket Bars, pubs and clubs
Phuket Hotels and villas
Phuket Restaurants
Phuket Yellow Pages
POST LISTING
The Phuket News BARGAINS
The Phuket News ABOUT US
The Company
Distribution points
Subscribe
Advertise with us
Pay for advert
Contact us
CONTESTS
Content Google Map
Site map
Australian Visa Services
 
Currency - The Phuket News   Weather Report - The Phuket News   Surf Report - The Phuket News
LinkedIn - The Phuket News   Twitter - The Phuket News   YouTube - The Phuket News   Facebook - The Phuket News
Copyright © 2017 Class Act Media. All rights reserved. | Website usage terms and conditions | Privacy and Confidentiality Statement.