Three young Tongan swimmers are competing at the 15th FINA World Championships in Barcelona from July 28 to August 3.
The Tonga Swimming Association reported that Charissa Panuve (18) competed in the women’s 100m butterfly on July 28 and finished with a time of 1 minute 21.48 seconds. She reportedly got off to a fast start, launching from the blocks with the 4th fastest reaction time of 53 starters. While turning in under 35 seconds, the second 50m proved to be challenging. Her next competition is the 100m freestyle on Thursday, August 1.