From left to right: Troy, Latroya, and Jalya Pina all made the Cape Verde national swim team, the African island nation’s first. Photo: Howard University Athletic Department Featured Image
A Howard University student is headed to the Olympics.
Latroya Pina and her siblings, Troy and Jayla, will compete as members of the Cape Verde National Swim Team in the 2020 Summer Olympics, reports HUBison.com. They will also swim in the Confederation Africaine de Natation Championship Meet in early September.
“It’s not far-fetched, three members of one family all going to the World Championships and the Olympic Games,” Pina said. “We’re not just swimming for our colleges or schools, but for a nation, so we want to do our best.”