Know Our Tokyo Olympians: Junayna Ahmed
Junayna Ahmed is a 18 years old British Bangladeshi freestyle swimmer who was born and raised in London. Her study and swimming both are continuing in the UK. Junayna has a huge passion for 50m freestyle swimming. She participated in the World Swimming Championship as the Bangladeshi athlete. Even though she has some medals in the National Swimming Championship of Bangladesh and her first win came in 2017. It’s worth mentioning that Junayna Ahmed is the first wildcard holder to enter the Tokyo Olympic 2020 Games.
Biography of the Swimmer Junayna Ahmed
- Name – Junayna Ahmed
- Age – 18
- Date of Birth – 30 Jun 2003
- Gender – Female
- Place of Birth – London
- Birth Country – Great Britain
- Place of Residence – London
- Residence Country – Great Britain
Career Info of Junayna Ahmed
- Occupation – Athlete
- Club name – Romford Town Swimming Club (London, GBR)
- Coach – Nivedita Das (National)
- Sporting Start – National age-group swimming in 2016
- Training – French Solidarity Scholarship Program in Rouen
- Ambition – Medalist of the Tokyo Olympic 2020 Games
Records and Achievements of Junayna Ahmed
Junayna Ahmed participated in the 50m freestyle swimming competition of the World Swimming Championship held in Gwangju, Korea. Her best timing was 30.96 seconds. Junayna also attained 200m butterfly swimming while her best timing was 2 minutes 34.95 seconds. At this event she was 32th among 33 participants. Even though Junayna has a record of 2 minutes 34.14 seconds in national competition.
So many medals have been achieved by this 18 years old athlete in the international arena. Junayna achieved bronze medals in women’s 400m individual medley, 800m freestyle and 200m butterfly swimming events in the South Asian Games 2019 held in Nepal.
Junayna’s parents moved to London, England in 2001 from Sunamganj, Bangladesh. Along with Ariful Islam, Junayna Ahmed has been training in the Ruar Club The Fiking Swimming Complex of Rouen, France facilitated by the solidarity scholarship program since 2018.