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Gaurika Singh sets new national record in Tokyo 2020 Olympics


Nepalnews
2021 Jul 28, 20:28, Tokyo

Gaurika Singh, the Nepali swimmer, has set a national record in the 100-metre freestyle at the Tokyo Olympics.

In the heat held for 100 metres freestyle today, Singh completed the race with a timing of 1:00.11 minute, to come third among four competitors. Abiola Ogunbanwo of Nigeria topped the heat with a timing of 59.74 secs. However, Singh failed to qualify further in the event. Her other competitors were players from Montenegro and Guam.

Gaurika had set a national record at the 18th FINA World Championships in South Korea in 2019 with a timing of 1:00.62 minutes.

This is Singh's second participation in the Olympics following the Rio 2016 Summer Olympics, where she was the youngest competitor at 13 years old.  


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