Meral Ayn Latheef and Aishath Ulya Shaig have achieved remarkable progress in their burgeoning careers by setting new national records in swimming.

Latheef broke her own 100-metre butterfly record, which was set in 2023, with a time of 01:13.94 at the Rushmoor Royals Summer L2 Short Course Open Meet 2024 in Aldershot Garrison, Hampshire, United Kingdom. She also set a new national record in the 200-metre medley event, clocking a time of 02:45.14, outdoing her previous record of 02:48.74 in the category.

Meanwhile, Shaig blazed her way at the Breakers Big Splash June 2024 in Perth Superdrome, Perth, Australia, breaking the 50-metre freestyle record at 00:28.81. She also claimed the 50-metre butterfly record, touching the wall at 00:31.76.