Malayalee girl wins Bronze medal at England National swimming festival

Monday 13 August 2018 1:36 AM UTC

By A Staff Reporter

SHEFFIELD Aug 13: This year’s England National swimming festival was held at Sheffield from 31 July till 4 August. Twenty-our fastest swimmers in each age category starting from 13 years were invited to compete.

Malayalee girl Neha Pillai from Redbridge from  qualified for 2 events – 50 meter freestyle & 50 meter backstroke

Neha won the prestigious Bronze medal in 50 meter backstroke with her season best time of 31.50 seconds.

Neha finished 9th in 50 meter Backstroke in 28.15 seconds which is the third fastest time in back stroke in the country.

Neha is considered to be the first ever Malayalee girl to swim at this level in UK, which is dominated by other races.

Neha is also a very talented netball player and represents Essex county and London Region Netball Team .

In 2016 she became the fastest swimmer in the borough in the 50m breast stroke, freestyle  and backstroke event.

Neha represented London Borough of Redbridge in the London Mini games.

Multi-talented Neha is an avid sports enthusiast and is into netball, hockey and cricket.

Neha is currently busy with back to back netball tournaments representing Essex open league.

Neha started swimming for her local club Waltham Forest ‘Gators’ in 2013 and since then she has been winnin accolades as she has been excelling in all major competitions.

Neha lives in Loughton and is currently studying in Year 9 at Bancroft’s School, Woodford Green.

Neha is also a talented netball player and plays for the under 12s Essex Open League team. Neha enjoys playing for her school hockey, netball and cricket team.

Neha is daughter of Vikraman Pillai and Lekshmy Pillai. Vikraman Pillai is Head of Stirt Asia, Bank of NewYork, originally from Kottarakkara and Lekshmy Pillai is Housewife hails from Trivandrum. Neha’s brother Riyan Pillai attends City Of London Boys School.

Neha’s success should be applauded by the community and offer inspiration for any upcoming kids. This website too wishes Neha all the best in all her future endeavours.

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