It was an incredible Olympic Qualifying weekend for 15-year-old Maltese swimmer Sasha Gatt who broke not just one but two national records, both of which she had previously set.
Gatt showed no signs of slowing down after breaking the 400-metre national record on the first day of the FINA-approved Olympic event, and kept up her rhythm on day two with another incredible performance in the 800-metres.
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The 15-year-old swimmer put her name on the record books yet again when she registered a new national record with a time of 8:52.22.
The current 800-metre world record holder for the women is Katie Ledecky of the United States of America with a time of 8:13.86.
Gatt continues her upwards peak with each and every event. The young swimmer had previously set the 800-metre record last March in Slovakia with a time of 8:58.58.
“Still reeling after the results achieved over the weekend at the ASA’s FINA-approved Summer Olympic Meet,” she said on Facebook. “It is very satisfying to see the results of training being translated into national records.”
At 15-years-old, Gatt has already obtained Olympic B timing as she vies for a spot at the prestigious games this summer. Malta usually tends to send one male and one female swimmer to the Olympic Games with Gatt being the frontrunner in this regard.
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