Afghanistan National Swimming Federation says two national swimmers will attend the 2017 World Aquatics Championships in Budapest, Hungary within the next two weeks
Kabul Swimmers Mark FINA World Aquatics Day
At least 24 swimmers from Kabul attended a swimming competition on Friday to mark the FINA World Aquatics Day.
The National Swimming Federation said two Afghan swimmers will attend the 2017 World Aquatics Championships in Budapest, Hungary where at least 2,500 swimmers will compete against each other.
“Afghan swimmers are about to participate in the 2017 World Aquatics Championships in Hungarywhere the best swimmers of the world will take part. It is a big achievement for Afghan swimmers,” said Sayed Ehsan Taheri, head of the federation.
“Sports will play a good role in mobilizing people and brining peace in the country,” said Tariq Eqtedari, head of Positive Generation Organization.
The swimming competition was held in three categories and six rounds.
Ghulam Sarwar got the first position, Salim second and Sajad Hussaini received the third position in the competition.
“My message to sportsmen with disability is that sport can rescue them from the pain inflicted to them by disability and will make them powerful enough to enjoy their life,” said Malik Mohammad Sabr, swimmer with disability.
“I wish that one day I could hoist Afghanistan’s flag in the world,” said Komail Saeed, another swimmer.