Nepal | September 15, 2019

Gaurika Singh fails to break own mark in Rio Olympics

Wins her heat but finishes 31st among 34 backstrokers in women's 100m event

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Gaurika Singh (NEP) of Nepal competes at the 2016 Rio Olympics Games at Rio de Janerio, on Sunday, August 7, 2016. Photo: Reuters

Gaurika Singh (NEP) of Nepal competes at the 2016 Rio Olympics Games at Rio de Janerio, on Sunday, August 7, 2016. Photo: Reuters

KATHMANDU: Nepal’s Gaurika Singh entered the pool for Heat 1 of the women’s 100m backstroke event at the Olympics Aquatics Stadium in Rio de Janeiro on Sunday as the youngest athlete in the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics.

Singh, who is 13 years and 255 days  old, completed the event in one minute and 8.45 seconds — 1.14 seconds behind the national record of 1:7.31 that she had set during the 12th South Asian Games in India earlier this year.

Singh won her heat leaving behind Kosovo’s Rita Zeqiri and Samoa’s Evelina Afoa in the three-player field.

But she was ranked 31st among 34 swimmers, which meant she was not among the 16 athletes who qualified for the next round.

Kathleen Baker of United States of America completed the event in 58.84 second, Emily Seebohm of Australia in 58.99 seconds, Kylie Masse of Canada in 59.07 seconds, and Mie Nielsen of Hungary and Kantinka Hosszú of Hungary in 59.15 seconds to qualify for the second phase.

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Timing of all athletes:

Athlete Time
Qualified
Kathleen Baker
United States
58.84s
Qualified
Emily Seebohm
Australia
58.99s
Qualified
Kylie Masse
Canada
59.07s
Qualified
Mie Nielsen
Denmark
59.13s
Qualified
Katinka Hosszú
Hungary
59.13s
Qualified
Olivia Smoliga
United States
59.60s
Qualified
Georgia Davies
Great Britain
59.86s
Qualified
Madison Wilson
Australia
59.92s
Qualified
Fu Yuanhui
China
1:00.02
Qualified
Anastasia Zueva
Russia
1:00.04
Qualified
Kirsty Coventry
Zimbabwe
1:00.13
Qualified
Dominique Bouchard
Canada
1:00.18
Qualified
Matea Samardžić
Croatia
1:00.46
Qualified
Wang Xueer
China
1:00.59
Qualified
Duane Da Rocha
Spain
1:00.87
Qualified
Eyglo Osk Gustafsdottir
Iceland
1:00.89
17
Simona Baumrtová
Czech Republic
1:01.08
18
Kira Toussaint
Netherlands
1:01.17
19
Yin Yan Claudia Lau
Hong Kong, China
1:01.27
20
Yekaterina Rudenko
Kazakhstan
1:01.28
21
Alicja Tchórz
Poland
1:01.31
22
Katarína Listopadová
Slovakia
1:01.43
23
Daria Ustinova
Russia
1:01.45
24
Mimosa Jallow
Finland
1:01.58
25
Etiene Medeiros
Brazil
1:01.70
26
Natsumi Sakai
Japan
1:01.74
27
Alexus Laird
Seychelles
1:03.33
28
Kimiko Raheem
Sri Lanka
1:04.21
29
Lara Butler
Cayman Islands
1:04.98
30
Caylee Watson
US Virgin Islands
1:07.19
31 Gaurika Singh
Gaurika Singh
Nepal
1:08.45
32
Evelina Afoa
Samoa
1:08.74
33
Talisa Lanoe
Kenya
1:10.02
34
Rita Zeqiri
Kosovo
1:12.31

Source: Google


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