Saturday, August 08, 2015

Incredible! Bahrain ten-year-old swimmer finishes third in world championships

Tiny 10-year-old Alzain Tareq, the world championships’ youngest competitor in Kazan, swam her personal best to finish third in her 50m freestyle heat on Saturday
The Bahrain schoolgirl had caused a splash at the Kazan pool on Friday morning when she raced in the women’s 50m butterfly heats and finished last of the event’s 64 competitors.                                    
She is believed to be the youngest swimmer to have ever swum at a world championships.
“It’s a great feeling to have swum here.
“It was a lot of fun meeting Sarah.
“My mum isn’t here, only my Dad, he wanted me to beat my own time and I did that, so he’s happy.”
It is unlikely Tareq will fulfil her wish to swim at next year’s Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, even though there are no age restrictions to competing at either a world championships or an Olympics.


  1. This one was born inside water o. Ten years?

  2. This one na mammy water. Lmao!
    Kudos to her anyway