Small swimmers' big ambitions

Three swimming prodigies raise hopes that Qatar's growing sports profile is helping nurture young athletes' ambitions.

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    Al Jazeera's Paul Rhys reports on Qatar's 12-year-old swimming prospect Noah Alkhulaifi who, along with his two younger brothers, is setting his sights on the 2016 Olympics in Rio.

    Noah will compete against grown men at the Arab Games taking place in the Qatari capital, coached by Olympic finalist and former European champion Ylasov of Ukraine.

    He will then settle back into a routine of school, training, and setting regional swimming records - one of which younger brother Jacob has already surpassed.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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