PROMISING Nadia Adrianna Redza is hoping to make a bigger splash than most expect on her debut at the Commonwealth Games.
The 15-year-old, who is the youngest member of the national swimming squad, said she is hoping to at least make two semi-finals, if not better at the Royal Commonwealth Pool in Glasgow.
“Of course this is a really exciting moment for me as the Commonwealth Games is a really big meet with some of the best swimmers in the sport competing,” said the International School Kuala Lumpur student.
“As the youngest member of the team, this is obviously a great chance for me to gain exposure but I also have a few personal goals that I hope to achieve.
“My target is to reach a few semi-finals, probably in the 200m breaststroke and 400m individual medley, and break a few personal records in the process.
“At the moment I am feeling quite fit and confident and hopefully, I can translate that into some good results in the pool.”
She will also be competing in the 50m and 100m breaststroke, 200m individual medley and is also likely to compete in the relays, of which the lineups will only be finalised during the tournament.
Nadia has been in good form this year. She successfully defended her 200m breaststroke title at the Perlis Malaysia Games last month.
In March she bettered two long-standing meet records en route to being named the Malaysian Schools Sports Council Championships female swimmer of the tournament.
Selangor teammate Yap Siew Hui, 16, is the second youngest swimmer in the 12-man team who will leave for Scotland on Sunday.
By Fadhli Ishak - NST