Evelina Afoa

National record for Evelina whilst 'mum the word' for schuster in Kazan

Evelina had just competed in the Women’s 100m Backstroke clocking a time of 1 minute 08.43 seconds.

The smile was justified as she had just broken her personal best and set a new national record for Samoa. It also clearly meant so much more to a teenager whose love of representing Samoa gives her “the opportunity to represent who I am.”

Evelina went on to explain to us that, “ I just felt really fast and light in the water, my finish was a bit slow but I’m still happy with how I went”