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Peru s Bello tracing father s footsteps at Youth Olympics

Friday - October 12, 2018 2:08 pm , Category : SPORTS
Buenos Aires Oct 12 (IANS) Peru s Samantha Bello delivered a harsh self-assessment of her first performance at the 2018 summer Youth Olympics here.
The 15-year-old daughter of Johnny Bello considered one of Peru s greatest ever swimmers was eliminated from the 200m freestyle after clocking 2 minutes 4.95 seconds in her heat on Thursday Xinhua news agency.
"My time wasn t good. I beat my personal record but I didn t meet my expectations because I wanted to finish in 2:03 " Bello said.
"I m always trying to improve my times and I m very competitive. When I don t get the time I expect I get a little angry " she added.
Her father Johnny Bello won several Peruvian national titles and narrowly missed a medal at the 1968 Olympics in Mexico during a decorated swimming career.
Samantha who has also represented Peru at the world junior championships said she hopes to improve on her dad s achievements in the pool.
"I would like to surpass what my dad accomplished " Bello said. "I want to go further and push to win it all. I think that that is everybody s objective to improve what they have done before. If you set yourself to do it you can succeed."

--IANS ajb/sed