Further Personal Information
||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
||She trains at the Thanyapura Centre in Phuket, Thailand.
||South Asian Games
|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)
||To compete at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (Facebook profile, 28 Jul 2016)
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)