Gaurika Singh

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Gaurika Singh
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Gaurika Singh After Receiving a Silver Medal at the 2016 South Asian Games
Personal information
Full name Gaurika Singh
National team    Nepal
Born 26 November 2002 (2002-11-26) (age 15)[1]
Height 171 cm (5 ft 7 in)
Weight 58 kg (128 lb)
Sport
Sport Swimming
Strokes Freestyle, Backstroke , Breaststroke, Butterfly, Medley
Club Copthall Swimming Club
Coach Rhys Gormley
Christine Green

Gaurika Singh (Nepali: गौरिका सिंह; born 26 November 2002) is a Nepalese swimmer. She has held many national records since beginning her swimming career at the young age of eight. She won one silver and three bronze medals for swimming at the 2016 South Asian Games.[2][3][4] She also participated at the 2016 Summer Olympics, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, as the youngest Olympian, representing Nepal in the Women's 100m backstroke.[5]

Personal life[edit]

Gaurika Singh lives and trains in London, United Kingdom at the Copthall Swimming Club under coaches Rhys Gormley and Christine Green, who have produced world-class swimmers.[2] Singh is also currently the good-will ambassador of the Shanti Education Initiative Nepal (SEIN).[6]

Singh's father, Paras Singh, often accompanies and supports her around the world.[7]

Singh studied at Haberdashers' Aske's School for Girls.[8]

Summer Olympics 2016[edit]

At 13 years and 255 days, Singh was the youngest athlete to compete at the 2016 Rio Olympics. She won heat 1 of the 100m Backstroke in a time of 1:08:45 but did not qualify for the semifinals. Singh finished in 31st.[9]

Achievements[edit]

Event Time Name Club Date Meet Location Ref
Women's 100m backstroke 1:08.45 Gaurika Singh England Copthall Swimming Club August 2016 2016 Summer Olympics Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Women's 100m free 1:01.78 Gaurika Singh England Copthall Swimming Club April 2016 2016 Irish Open Swimming Championships Dublin, Republic of Ireland [10]
Women's 200 free 2:25.99 NR Gaurika Singh England Copthall Swimming Club April 2016 2016 Irish Open Swimming Championships Dublin, Republic of Ireland [10]
400m freestyle 4:40.93 Gaurika Singh England Copthall Swimming Club February 2016 2016 South Asian Games Guwahati, India
100m backstroke 1:07.31 NR Gaurika Singh England Copthall Swimming Club February 2016 2016 South Asian Games Guwahati, India
200m backstroke 2:26.93 Gaurika Singh England Copthall Swimming Club February 2016 2016 South Asian Games Guwahati, India
200m individual medley 2:33.26 NR Gaurika Singh England Copthall Swimming Club February 2016 2016 South Asian Games Guwahati, India
100m backstroke 1:08.91 Gaurika Singh England Copthall Swimming Club 7 November 2015 2015 FINA Swimming World Cup Dubai, United Arab Emirates [11]
100m backstroke 1:08.12 NR Gaurika Singh England Copthall Swimming Club 3 August 2015 2015 World Aquatics Championships Kazan, Russia
100m breaststroke 1:26.72 NR Gaurika Singh England Copthall Swimming Club June 2015 2015 Open National and Age-group Swimming Championship Lalitpur, Nepal, Nepal [12]
200m breastroke 2:37.87 NR Gaurika Singh England Copthall Swimming Club June 2015 2015 Open National and Age-group Swimming Championship Lalitpur, Nepal, Nepal [12]
100m freestyle 1:03.91 NR Gaurika Singh England Copthall Swimming Club June 2015 2015 Open National and Age-group Swimming Championship Lalitpur, Nepal, Nepal [12]
200m individual medley 2:53.57 NR Gaurika Singh England Copthall Swimming Club July 2014 2014 Galaxy Cup Lalitpur, Nepal, Nepal [13]
50m butterfly NR Gaurika Singh England Copthall Swimming Club July 2014 2014 Galaxy Cup Lalitpur, Nepal, Nepal [13]
100m butterfly 1:19.34 NR Gaurika Singh England Copthall Swimming Club July 2014 2014 Galaxy Cup Lalitpur, Nepal, Nepal [13]
50m backstroke Gaurika Singh England Copthall Swimming Club July 2014 2014 Galaxy Cup Lalitpur, Nepal, Nepal [13]
100m backstroke 1:17.97 NR Gaurika Singh England Copthall Swimming Club July 2014 2014 Galaxy Cup Lalitpur, Nepal, Nepal [13]
200m backstroke NR Gaurika Singh England Copthall Swimming Club July 2014 2014 Galaxy Cup Lalitpur, Nepal, Nepal [13]
200m freestyle 2:26.28 NR Gaurika Singh England Copthall Swimming Club July 2014 2014 Galaxy Cup Lalitpur, Nepal, Nepal [13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gaurika Singh Archived 5 August 2016 at the Wayback Machine.. rio2016.com
  2. ^ a b "Singh claims historic individual medal in swimming – The Himalayan Times". The Himalayan Times. Retrieved 8 February 2016.
  3. ^ "Nepal bag 5 more medals in SAG, Gaurika Singh sets national record in swimming – The Himalayan Times". The Himalayan Times. Retrieved 8 February 2016.
  4. ^ "Nepal adds one each silver and bronze to medal count". kathmandupost.ekantipur.com. Retrieved 9 February 2016.
  5. ^ "Women's 100m Freestyle Heats Results". Omega Timing. 6 August 2015. Retrieved 25 September 2015.
  6. ^ "Swimmer Singh named goodwill ambassador – The Himalayan Times". The Himalayan Times. Retrieved 10 February 2016. Her maternal grand mother is Gita Rana,founder of Galaxy Public School and a controversial politician. Her mother is Garima Rana.
  7. ^ YouTube: Terai Television (1 August 2014), TTV CHAMPIONS Q & A – Gaurika Singh, retrieved 10 February 2016 Her mother is Garima Rana, who was first female national topper in School leaving Certificate exams in Nepal.
  8. ^ Dangi, Krishna. "My Republica – Swimming sensation Gaurika to support quake victims". www.myrepublica.com. Retrieved 11 February 2016.
  9. ^ Rio 2016: 13-year-old swimmer Gaurika Singh from Nepal set to become youngest Olympian. msn.com (2 August 2016)
  10. ^ a b http://www.barnetcopthall.com/news/irish-open-championships-days-2-and-3
  11. ^ "FINA/airweave Swimming World Cup 2015". Omega Timing. Retrieved 10 February 2016.
  12. ^ a b c "Singh shatters three national records". The Himalayan Times. Retrieved 11 February 2016.
  13. ^ a b c d e f g "Debutant Gaurika sets 4 records on final day". My Republica. Retrieved 10 February 2016.

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