Olympics for Ammara Pinto
My name is Ammara Pinto and I am 18 years old.
I was recently selected to participate in the 2016 Rio Olympic Games for Malawi in the swimming discipline. The main purpose for raising money is to assist
me in undergoing training in South Africa at a high performance centre.
My family and I were recently troubled with the tradgey of the passing of my father. For those who knew him and knew me, knew that he was my hero, my mentor, my motivator, a great influence on me and my older sister's sporting careers. Without him, this experience has been made increasingly difficult.
Why was I selected to participate at the Olympic Games:
-I have gone 4 years undefeated in my category and age group in swimming in Malawi
-I broke the most records in one day
-I am the fastest female swimmer in Malawi
-I have competed in the most countries as a Malawi female swimmer
As many sports people know, it is very important to make sure that you are in form come time to participate, and being accorded the prestigious opportunity to take part in the world's biggest sporting competition is no simple task.
Therefore, I appeal to you, to kindly please help me raise the necessary funds for me to go for training before I take on this honor.
Just as an update of what she did in the last few weeks in Port Elizabeth, South Africa. She was given the chance to get more intensive and specific training in readiness of the Olympics.
So on the 9th of July, Ammara and I flew to Port Elizabeth, South Africa where she was going to train with a renowned coach at his local swimming club. She started training on Monday the 11th and was training twice a day: 06.30am and 17.00 everyday. She managed to get a solid two weeks of consistent training and the coach was very happy with her progress. She has done very well in training and hopefully will do very well at the Olympics.
In competing for Malawi in the universality category, we set achievable goals for our swimmers, and so for her we have set a time goal, and reducing her time is the achievement. She is going to be swimming on the 12th of August at 13h00 our time (Malawi) - to be confirmed.
She is safely in Brazil now with the rest of Team Malawi.
Keep checking my Facebook page to keep up to date with her progress.
Thank you for your continued support
Once again, thank you for all your continuous support.
All the best Amara. Am seeing this now! Wishing you all the best in the Olympics. Your dad would have been sooooo proud of you. Go for it girl, make him smile in heaven. You are Tuja and Tasu's role model.