Join Our Mailing List....

Get inspiring stories about exceptional Guyanese female achievers delivered straight to your mailbox.
Email address
Secure and Spam free...

She Rocks! Jamila Sanmoogan Swims Her Way Onto The Guyana Olympic Team

Jamila Keizia Sanmoogan will be one of two, and the only female swimmer representing Guyana at the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The 19-year-old, who recently trained in Columbia on a swimming scholarship, is slated to compete in the Women’s 50m Freestyle event. In an interview the Guyana Chronicle, Jamila shared the following:

“It felt as if my dreams finally came true, there were so many feelings, from excitement to happiness” she stated before continuing, “I’m just happy to be representing my country and I’ll certainly do my best!”

Jamila

Jamila also had a piece of advice for all athletes, especially swimmers:

“No matter how dedicated your lifestyle is, there is always going to be a point where you will want to stop because it is too hard. You need to find that something deep down inside of you and say I can, I will, and I won’t give up.”

Jamila credits her coaches, her family, and all those who have encouraged her along her way.  The 2016 Olympic games will run from August 5 to 11 and Jamila, along with male swimmer Hannibal Gaskin, will accompanied by swimming coach Paul Mahaica. Guyana’s Olympic Team is made of 2 swimmers, 4 track and field athletes and 2 coaches. 

Congratulations Jamila, Guyana will be rooting for you!  You Rock!

Jamila Sanmoogan -From Guyana to Colombia to Rio Olympics

By Daniel Haynes WITH 11 days left in the countdown to the 2016 Summer Olympic Games to be held in Rio de Janeiro, most Guyanese are awaiting the world’s biggest sporting event that will be held in their own ‘back yard’.

Join our Mailing List

No spam guarantee.

You May Also Like

4 comment on “She Rocks! Jamila Sanmoogan Swims Her Way Onto The Guyana Olympic Team

  1. Evelyn Sanichar Dallai

    Evelyn Sanichar Dallai Reply

    Good luck,do us proud

  2. Johnnie Cristaldi

    Johnnie Cristaldi Reply

    Guyanese girls are truly special

  3. Philip Boyce

    Philip Boyce Reply

    Ok

  4. Philip Boyce

    Philip Boyce Reply

    Ok

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.