SHAJAN Aminath < Back  
Sport Swimming
CGA Maldives   
Gender Women
Born 29 Oct 1993 in Malé, MDV
Height1.58 m
Weight 52 kg
Human Interest
Further Personal Information
Residence Malé, MDV
Languages Dhivehi, English
Higher education Health Studies, Sport Studies - Leeds Campus of Business and Technology: Sri Lanka
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport? She began swimming in 2004 in Male, Maldives.
Why this sport? She wanted to learn how to swim.
Name of coach Miguel Lopez, ESP; Faruhaan Ismail [national], MDV
Training Regime She trains at the Thanyapura Centre in Phuket, Thailand.
International Debut
Year 2010
Competing for Maldives
Tournament South Asian Games
General Interest
Memorable sporting achievement Winning a bronze medal at the 2016 South Asian Games in Guwahati and Shillong, India. (Athlete, 06 Aug 2016)
Most influential person in career Her parents. (Athlete, 06 Aug 2016)
Hero / Idol US swimmer Michael Phelps. (Athlete, 06 Aug 2016)
Sporting philosophy / motto "Never give up." (Athlete, 22 Jul 2012)
Awards and honours She was selected to be Maldives' flag bearer at the opening ceremony of the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (ocasia.org, 28 Jul 2016)

She won the Maldives' Female Swimmer of the Year Award in 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014. (swimming.org.mv, 02 Sep 2016)
Ambitions To compete at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (Facebook profile, 28 Jul 2016)
Other information SCHOLARSHIP
She was granted a scholarship from the International Swimming Federation [FINA]. The scholarship allowed her to train at the Thanyapura Centre in Phuket, Thailand, as she prepared for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. "I have improved my times, techniques and I feel really good in the water now. We used to do about 4000-5000m a day back at home, but we do about 7000-8000m per day now." (fina.org, 18 Nov 2015)