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Ahmad
Attellesey
LibyaLibya, LBA
Swimming

Biography

Further Personal Information

Date of birth
30 July 1995
Languages
English, Swedish

Sport Specific Information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began swimming at age eight in Trelleborg, Sweden.

International Debut

Year
2011
Competing for
Libya

General Interest

Sporting philosophy / motto
"Chlorine is my perfume." (Twitter profile, 07 May 2019)
Other information
SCHOLARSHIP
He was one of 36 swimmers from across the world to receive an International Swimming Federation [FINA] Scholarship in 2017. The scholarship presented the option to train at FINA-approved training centres in Thailand, the United States of America and Senegal. (fina.org, 01 Mar 2017)

REPRESENTING LIBYA
He has a Swedish mother and a Libyan father. In 2011 his family moved to Plymouth, England, where he attended school, before returning to Sweden. "I like representing Libya. I was born in Sweden and grew up there, but my father is from Libya and I still have relatives there. It feels like a part of me is from there." (ystadsallehanda.se, 15 Jul 2016; svt.se, 05 Jul 2016; sydsvenskan.se, 26 Jul 2015)