Nepali swimmer Sofia Shah has set a national record in the heats round of women’s 200m freestyle at the FINA World Championship being held in Kazan, Russia on Tuesday, August 4, 2015.
Shah completed the distance with the timing of in 2 minutes 18.93 seconds to finish 60th among 63 competitors.
Shah has broken the record of Gaurika Singh set during the 20th Open National and Age Group Swimming Championship held in Kathmandu. Singh record was 2 minutes 19.72 seconds.
Singh had also set new national record in women’s 100m backstroke during the heats round on Monday.