The Lebanese swimmer Gael Khalil participated in the Fina World Junior Water Swimming Championships, which was held in Seychelles.
During the swimming championship’s 10 km race, Khalil set a new Lebanese record by scoring 2 hours 47 seconds.
The previous record, which was 2 hours, 1 minute, and 17 seconds, was also achieved by the same swimmer at the World Cup in France last July.
It is noteworthy that this is the first time that a Lebanese player participates in the Fina World Junior Water Swimming Championships.
Previously, Lebanon’s National Team Swimmer Lori Awad participated in the Fina World Junior Swimming Championship in Lima, Peru.
Lori Awad, age the 14-year-old, was one of the youngest swimmers to participate and faced strong competition. However, he scored 4 personal records in the 50-meter freestyle, the 100-meter freestyle, the 50-meter butterfly race, and the 100-meter butterfly race.
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