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Georgian swimmers prepare for IPC European Championships

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Georgian swimmers have been training in the pool this week and have been participating in a national swimming open championship at the Swimming Complex “Olympic” in Tblisi, with national team coach Anna Salnikovam closely following the results.  The event is an important one for swimmers who are preparing for the 2016 IPC Swimming European Open Championships in Funchal, Portugal at the end of April.


Tatia Maisuradze is one of the Georgian swimmers who medalled in the competition.  She put up a time of 41.81 seconds in the 50 meter freestyle, and then improved on this in her second race where she posted a time of 41.71 seconds.

Giorgi Maisuradze posted a time of 50.16 in the 50 meter freestyle in his first race, only to have a slower time in his second. In the same event, David Giorgobiani posted a time of 1:26.


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Laura Hale is a sport journalist, specializing in Paralympic and disability sport news. Prior to helping found ParaSport-News, she spent two and a half years working as a journalist on Wikinews, a citizen journalism site. As a journalist, she has covered the 2012 Summer Paralympics in London, the 2013 IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships in La Molina, the 2014 Winter Paralympics in Sochi, and a number of other sporting events. She has additional experience with Paralympic sport having worked as a Wikipedian in Residence for the Australian and Spanish Paralympic Committees. She has a PhD in Communications from the University of Canberra.

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