02 August 2016

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The Earthquake Survivor and Youngest Olympian Gaurika to Compete at Rio

The 13-year-old swimmer Gaurika Singh who has just became the teenager and who has faced some serious and deadly life experiences is known to compete at the Rio 2016 as the youngest athlete. The young swimmer already holds 7 national records in swimming in Nepal.

The Earthquake Survivor and Youngest Olympian Gaurika to Compete at Rio

Gaurika who is known to be living in the city London will be representing the Nepal at the 2016 Olympics games. She has been in the region Kathmandu in the month of April last year for the national championships when the huge earthquake has hit the area which is estimated killing 9,000 people as well as hundreds of building were crashed. Gaurika has said that, it has been terrifying who have been in the Nepal along with her little brother and her mother. She even added that she has been luckier than the others.

Among the 20 best swimmers of her same age in Britain, Gaurika Singh competes for the Barnet Copthall Club which is known to have produced lots of international competitors. Gaurika has competed in the championships of the Nepal for the first time at the age of 11 years. The girl’s is the personal best is 1minute and 8.12 seconds.

At Rio 2016 Olympics, the teenager will be competing at the Women’s 100m backstroke at the Olympic stadium Aquatics on 8th of August 2016.


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