Howard Athletes In FINA World Swimming Championships


Howard University swimmers senior Latroya Pina (Seeknok, Mass.), junior Sidrell Williams (Saint Andrew, Jamaica) and sophomore Abolade Oyentuji (Pembroke Pines, Fla.)

Trio of Howard Student-Athletes Set to Compete in the 14th FINA World Swimming Championships


WASHINGTON (December 11, 2018) – Howard University swimmers Latroya Pina,  Sidrell Williams and  Abolade Oyentuji will swim at the 14th FINA World Swimming Championships in China.

The event starts Tuesday, Dec. 11 and ends Sunday, Dec. 16.

Pina will swim for Cape Verde while Williams and Oyentuji will represent Jamaica and Nigeria, respectively.

“To have three Bison competing at this world class event is exciting,” – Howard Swimming head coach Nicholas Askew.

“It allows us to showcase our progress and talent at such a high level for the world to see.” – Askew

Pina, alongside her siblings, Troy and Jayla, will compete in the 2020 Summer Olympics in Toyoko, Japan.

Blossoming at swimming

A year ago, Williams set a new school mark in the men’s 100 Free (44.61) and became the first Bison to win gold in a decade in 2018.

This was at the Coastal Collegiate Sports Association Championships.

Three Bison geared up to represent their countries in China by swimming

Oyentuji is one of Bison’s top freestyle swimmers, specializing in the women’s 1000 Free.

In 1991, FINA formally approved the first short course world records.

Two years later, the Bison are at the organization’s first FINA World Swimming Championships in Palma de Mallorca, Spain.

The 14th FINA World Championships will be at the tennis center of Hangzhou Olympic and International Center.

For more information on the 14th FINA World Swimming Championships, please Click Here.

After the New Year,  the Bison return to Baltimore for a duel meet against UMBC.

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