Fasuha Ahmed, a rising local star in athletics, etched her name in the record books on May 26. She broke a long-standing record in the Maldives National Time Trial. Fasuha’s remarkable feat came in the highly anticipated 800-metre race.

She shattered the previous record that had stood for an astonishing 13 years. Fasuha completed the race in a stunning time of two minutes and 27.92 seconds.

The previous 800-metre record was held by Aishath Risha, who achieved the feat at the World Championships in Berlin, Germany. Risha’s record time of 2 minutes and 28.00 seconds had been considered unbeatable for over a decade. However, Fasuha’s extraordinary performance eclipsed this milestone, securing her place in Maldivian athletic history.

Dominance in Inter School Athletics Championship

Fasuha’s prowess on the track was already evident in her previous accomplishments. In the Inter School Athletics Championship held last year, representing Ahmadiyya International School, she demonstrated her sheer dominance, clinching the top spot in the under 19 category. Securing first place finishes in the 800 metres, 1500 meters, and even the grueling 5000 metres, where she once again shattered the meet record.

Looking to add to her achievements. Fasuha now shifts her sights on the upcoming Athletic Association Championship National Grand Prix Tournament.