A few years ago when Lana Pudar and her father were walking down the street, people said, look at the daughter of Velibor Pudar, the soccer player, now people say that’s Lana Pudar’s father. Today, she did not make the podium but Pudar, who is one of the youngest swimmers competing in the FINA World Championships 2022, reached two finals, all of this without an Olympic pool in Mostar, a city in southern Bosnia and Herzegovina.
The 16-year-old spends more than six months away from her home and school in order to be ready to compete: “This is becoming more and more difficult for me. As I am getting better results, my training is harder and I spend a lot of time away from my parents, friends and school and this makes it harder for me,” says Bosnia’s teenage swimming sensation.
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