Gambian swimmer gets FINA scholarship

BY: Omar Jarju

The Fédération Internationale de Natation (FINA) has awarded a one-year scholarship program to Gambia’s top swimmer Modou Lamin Saine to train at the high performance center in Dakar, Senegal.

The 4th edition of the FINA Scholarships Program is in line with its policy on Development and Universality.

Saine, who is currently Gambia’s 50m butterfly and freestyle champion, left the country on Tuesday for Dakar where he is expected to join other top junior African swimmers for an intensive one-year training program.

He told Gambia Sports shortly before departure: “I am really happy to win this scholarship from FINA; it means I have been doing well for my country.”

“I will make sure that I make the best of the training and also learn from my other colleagues whom I will be training with.”

FINA has been over the years reviewing the potential of swimmers across five continents with the aim of providing supports to national associations.