Shaila fails to impress

KATHMANDU: Shreya Dhital and Shaila Rana finished bottom of the women’s 100m freestyle heats during the World Swimming Championships in Rome today.

Shreya was the better of the two Nepali swimmers clocking 1:15.58 and finishing 157th overall in a field of 161 swimmers.

Shreya not only bettered her own qualifying time but also excelled Shaila’s mark as well. Shaila had the better qualifying time for the event with 1:14.84. Shreya’s qualifying time for the event was 1:17.26.

Shaila (1:15.84) finished one spot behind Shreya at 158th. Amanda Weir of the United States of America clocked the best timings of the 16 qualifiers with 53.20.