Olympics for Ammara Pinto

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Raised by 86 people in 20 months
Zahra Pinto
on behalf of Hasina Surtee
 CB2 1TA, US

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.

Thank you


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Ammara races tomorrow!! That is approximately 26 hours away!! Stay tuned to the Olympics channels for the swimming tomorrow evening. Be careful not to miss it! its a very quick race 30 seconds maximum. You should look out for the Women's 50m Freestyle event. She is in Heat 4 in Lane 2. Lets cheer my sister on globally. #TeamMalawi #TeamPinto #TeamAmmara <3
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Hey there,

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
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I am currently in training in South Africa, training twice a day in an indoor heated swimming pool: at 6.30am and at 5pm. My coaches are brilliant and are doing a great job of working together to get me ready for Rio. The support that all my family and friends have given me and my family is what is driving me through all the tough times. Without all of you this would not be possible.

Once again, thank you for all your continuous support.
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We would just like to thank everyone who has donated thus far. Every single cent has helped. An update will follow with all the details of the trip. #TeamPinto
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Alinafe Makhalira Mkavea
18 months ago

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.

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$3,969 of $3,000 goal

Raised by 86 people in 20 months
Created June 22, 2016
Zahra Pinto
on behalf of Hasina Surtee
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Stevie & Kai Mitchell
18 months ago
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Go, Ammara, Go!!!!

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Danielle Buscher
18 months ago
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"Luck is a dividend of sweat. The more you sweat, the luckier you get." Best of luck to you on your Olympic journey!

JK
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Jardima Kroeker
18 months ago
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Dear Ammara, this gift is from my co-workers at ShiftWise who admire your determination and passion! Off-site staff donated an additional $220 directly to your fund. We are all on Team Ammara!

JN
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Jeff Niles
18 months ago
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Good luck Ammara! We'll be rooting for you.

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Renea Roberts
19 months ago
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I will be cheering for you! Get em in Rio!

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Alinafe Makhalira Mkavea
18 months ago

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.

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