Swimmer Gaurika Singh has set six national records at the 20th Open National and Age Group Swimming Competition 2015 that concluded at Satdobato Swimming Complex on Monday, June 8, 2015.
Singh, who had registered seven national records on her debut at the 12th Galaxy Cup Inter-School Age Group Swimming Championship last year, continued her record breaking streak in her second participation so far in national tournaments.
On the first day of the tournament on Sunday, Singh, 12, registered three national breaking the previous records in open women's 100m freestyle, open women's 100m breaststroke and open women's 200m breaststroke.
Singh broke national record of Sofia Shah clocking 1:03:91 in 100m freestyle. Shah had set the record with the timing 1:05:78 at the 19th National Swimming Championship, last year. Singh also beat the record of 1:27:54 set by Bibidha Rimal clocking 1:26:72 in 100m breaststroke. Rimal had set the record at the 2007 Pramod Memorial Swimming.
Singh also bettered her own record in 200m backstroke with the timing 2:37:87 as her previous national record was 2:48:16.
Similarly, Singh set another three national records in women’s open 200m freestyle, 100m backstroke and 50m freestyle at the concluding day of the tournament on Monday.
Singh has improved her own record in 200m freestyle with the timing 2:19:72 as her previous best was 2:26:28. She took 1:13:13 minutes to set new record in 100m backstroke better her own national record of 1:17:97 minutes.
Likewise, Singh made another national record in 50, freestyle with the timing 29:53 seconds breaking the record of Sofia Gadegaard at the 1st Lumbini National Championships.
Besides Singh, Niharika Tuladhar also set a new national record in women’s 50m breaststroke with the timing 39.81 seconds. She broke the national record of 40.07 seconds set by Bibidha Rimal during the 2004 SAF Games.