Thanks to a young 13-year old swimmer, Nepal has been in the world media’s spotlight for positive reasons.
Gaurika Singh was born in Nepal in 2002 and emigrated to the UK when she was two years old. She took up swimming as a young child and has been training in earnest for some years in in London, never dreaming she would be at the Olympics at such a young age.
She secured 1st position in the first heat of 100 meters backstroke at the Olympic Aquatics Stadium on Sunday, finishing her race in 1 minute and 8.45 seconds. Not quite enough to make it through to the qualifying rounds, but a great swim all the same for someone so young.
That will not be the last we will see of her I am sure.
Jai Gaurika Singh – you did Nepal proud!