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Nepali Olympic swimming team leaves for Japan


Nepalnews
2021 Jul 05, 12:08, Kathmandu
A bird rests with a backdrop of the Olympic rings floating in the water in the Odaiba section Thursday, April 8, 2021, in Tokyo. Two top officials of Japan's ruling LDP party on Thursday, April 15, 2021, said radical changes could be coming to the Tokyo Olympics. One went as far to suggest they still could be canceled, and the other that even if they proceed, it might be without any fans. (Photo via AP)

The Nepali swimming team that will participate in the Olympics to be held in Japan from July 23 has left for the country today.

The Nepali swimming team that has left for Japan comprises of swimmer Alexander Shah and coach Shankar Karki. Meanwhile, Gaurika Singh, who is also another member of the Nepali Olympic swimming team, is in the United Kingdom at present and she will be flying to Japan from the UK itself.

The members will hold practice sessions for a few days and will join the Olympic Village that has been set up for athletes coming from various countries on July 20. The Nepali swimming team will be competing in their respective events on July 27 and 28.

Though Nepal has been participating in the swimming events of the Olympics since long the country has not been able to perform as expected. Gaurika Singh, meanwhile, was the youngest swimming contestant in the Olympic held in Rio de Janeiro in 2016.

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