With much of 2018 spent injured and having to undergo surgery, it was not certain how long it would take for Hanim Abrahams to recover. Having this past week won both gold and an international qualifying time, it can be assumed that Hanim is back.
Competing in the 17 to 18-year-old age category, the 17-year-old Hanim participated in the South African Junior National Swimming Championship, which took place in Durban from the 20th to the 24th of March.
Hanim’s won the gold in the 50m breaststroke with a time of 32.75 seconds, the 100m breaststroke with a time of 1:11.50 and the 200m breaststroke with a time of 2:35.84.
The competition also doubles as the official qualifying trials for the 7th FINA Junior World Swimming Championships. Hanim swam a qualifying time in the 100 breaststroke and will be competing in World Championships which will be held during August in Budapest.
Earlier this year, she got off to a winning start when she won the 100m breastroke at the SA Grand Prix Invitational Swimming Meet in Nelspruit.
She has won the 100m breastroke gold at the Commonwealth Youth Games as well as being the national champion in several swimming categories.
She was the team captain at the Junior African Swimming Championships, where she also won several gold and silver medals.