Kathmandu, April 23, 2019: During the 8th National Games Held in Nepalgunj on Monday, Gaurika Singh extended her goal medals haul to four including yet another national record in the swimming.
Singh, who lives in London with her family and arrive here especially for the Games, struck 100m freestyle gold in a new national record to add to another title in the 400m freestyle on Monday. The 100m-400m double comes a day after she won 800m freestyle and 50m backstroke gold on Sunday. She had won the 50m backstroke in a new national record of 30.85 lowering her own previous mark of 31.22 seconds.
Representing the Tribhuvan Army Club in the Games, Singh bagged the 400m gold with the timings of 4:44.81. Her Army clubmate Duana Lama finished in silver with the timings of 4:50.47 while Nepal APF Club swimmer Tisa Shakya collected bronze in 5:12.04 minutes. Singh then rounded up the day’s programme with another gold in the 100m freestyle in new national record time. She clocked 59.60 seconds lowering her own previous mark of 59.91. Her teammate Sophia Shah was restricted to silver with the timings of 1:02.59 and Tisa won bronze in 1:03.56. Singh is Nepal’s first ever swimmer to earn individual swimming medals winning one silver and three bronze medals during the 12th South Asian Games in Guwahati, India in 2016.