News from SCIS:
18th May 2018
- Apart that, the World’s International School Sport Federation (ISF) Gymnasiade Games also involved other sports like basketball, tennis, athletics and others.
By Majuto Omary @majutoy2k
Dar es Salaam.
The government has commended the Tanzania Swimming Association (TSA), for showing commitment and enablingswimmers to make a debut in the World’s International School Sport Federation (ISF) Gymnasiade Games held in Marrakesh, Morocco. Apart that, the World’s International School SportFederation (ISF) Gymnasiade Games also involved other sports like basketball, tennis, athletics and others.
Speaking yesterday, Juliana Yasoda from the ministry of Education said TSA, schools and parents deserve compliments for enabling the country to feature in the games that involved more than 58 countries in the world. Yasoda said TSA commitment was a challenge to other sports bodies in the country, urging them to set programs that would involve international schools in order to feature in the next event. “We need to increase our participation in the games. The TSA, parents and schools have shown commitment to involve the country in a new history. We need other sports bodies to follow in the footsteps of swimming so that the next event features many sports categories,” said Yasoda. In the event, Tanzania swimmers have managed to improve their personal best times despite the fact that they did not win medals.
Tanzania was represented by seven swimmers namely Aaron Akwenda , Shivani Bhatt, Khaleed Ladha, Niamh Baker, Yuki Omori, Dhashrrad Magesvaran and Caleb O’Sullivan. TSA acting chairman Imani Dominic congratulated the swimmers on the show despite the fact that they did not win medals. Dominic said Tanzania featured for the first time in the games and managed to show their prowess against the top swimmers in the world.
“We are now preparing the swimmers to compete internationally, what they have done in the event has made us feel proud when compared to their ages, we have been impressed,” said Dominick. TSA acting secretary general, Inviolata Itatiro said they are committed in the development of the game and have been inspired with the swimmers performances.
“Our aim is to see we feature in many international games in order to gain experiences,” said Inviolata.
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