Gaurika Singh Biography | Age, Height, Education, Facts, Records and other

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Kathmandu. Gaurika Singh (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 has set the record of winning 4 gold medals in a season of the South asian games held in Nepal (2019). She is an enormous, mind-boggling talent of Nepal. Swimming sensation Gaurika stole the limelight as Nepali swimmers finished the 13th South Asian Games campaign on a high after winning four each gold, silver and bronze medals.

Singh became the first ever Nepali swimmer to bag gold medal in individual section on her way to winning nine medals — four gold, two silver and three bronze — in as many events in her dominating display in the regional sporting extravaganza. Out of the 12 events registered in the meet, Singh pulled out of three events.

Singh opened the floodgates in swimming with number of records and became the most successful player in the history of SA Games that overshadowed the performance of other swimmers.

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 (age 17)
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

She also won one silver and three bronze medals for swimming at the 2016 South Asian Games. She also participated at the 2016 Summer Olympics, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, as the youngest Olympian, representing Nepal in the Women’s 100m backstroke.

Though she lives in London, she has the feeling of love for her birthplace Nepal.

Gaurika Singh originally hails from Bhimdutta municipality, Kanchanpur but now lives and trains in London, United Kingdom at the Camden Swiss Cottage Swimming Club under coaches Rhys Gormley and Christine Green, who have produced world-class swimmers. Singh is also currently the good-will ambassador of the Shanti Education Initiative Nepal (SEIN).

Singh’s father, Dr. Paras Singh, often accompanies and supports her around the world.
Singh studied at Haberdashers’ Aske’s School for Girls.

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.

Achievements

Event Time Name Club Date Meet Location Ref
Women’s 200m free 2:05.06 NR Gaurika Singh December 2019 2019 South Asian Games Kathmandu, Nepal
Women’s 100m backstroke 1:08.45 Gaurika Singh August 2016 2016 Summer Olympics Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Women’s 100m free 1:01.78 Gaurika Singh April 2016 2016 Irish Open Swimming Championships Dublin, Republic of Ireland [10]
Women’s 200 free 2:25.99 NR Gaurika Singh April 2016 2016 Irish Open Swimming Championships Dublin, Republic of Ireland [10]
400m freestyle 4:40.93 Gaurika Singh February 2016 2016 South Asian Games Guwahati, India
100m backstroke 1:07.31 NR Gaurika Singh February 2016 2016 South Asian Games Guwahati, India
200m backstroke 2:26.93 Gaurika Singh February 2016 2016 South Asian Games Guwahati, India
200m individual medley 2:33.26 NR Gaurika Singh February 2016 2016 South Asian Games Guwahati, India
100m backstroke 1:08.91 Gaurika Singh 7 November 2015 2015 FINA Swimming World Cup Dubai, United Arab Emirates [11]
100m backstroke 1:08.12 NR Gaurika Singh 3 August 2015 2015 World Aquatics Championships Kazan, Russia
100m breaststroke 1:26.72 NR Gaurika Singh June 2015 2015 Open National and Age-group Swimming Championship Lalitpur, Nepal, Nepal [12]
200m breastroke 2:37.87 NR Gaurika Singh June 2015 2015 Open National and Age-group Swimming Championship Lalitpur, Nepal, Nepal [12]
100m freestyle 1:03.91 NR Gaurika Singh June 2015 2015 Open National and Age-group Swimming Championship Lalitpur, Nepal, Nepal [12]
200m individual medley 2:53.57 NR Gaurika Singh July 2014 2014 Galaxy Cup Lalitpur, Nepal, Nepal [13]
50m butterfly NR Gaurika Singh July 2014 2014 Galaxy Cup Lalitpur, Nepal, Nepal [13]
100m butterfly 1:19.34 NR Gaurika Singh July 2014 2014 Galaxy Cup Lalitpur, Nepal, Nepal [13]
50m backstroke Gaurika Singh July 2014 2014 Galaxy Cup Lalitpur, Nepal, Nepal [13]
100m backstroke 1:17.97 NR Gaurika Singh July 2014 2014 Galaxy Cup Lalitpur, Nepal, Nepal [13]
200m backstroke NR Gaurika Singh July 2014 2014 Galaxy Cup Lalitpur, Nepal, Nepal [13]
200m freestyle 2:26.28 NR Gaurika Singh July 2014 2014 Galaxy Cup Lalitpur, Nepal, Nepal [13]
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