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Last Updated: Tue, 09.10.12 16:45

14-yr-old Sirish Gurung sets five national records in swimming

Sirish Gurung, 14, set five national records in Second NSA Cup Open and Age Group Swimming Championship that concluded on Monday. He also won 13 gold medals during the event.

Sirish Gurung, 14 (left), who won 13 gold medals and set five national records in Second NSA Cup Open and Age Group Swimming Championship, and Olympian Shreya Dhital who won two gold in the same championship pose for photo with their medals at the end of the championship on Monday at the Swimming Complex, Satdobato, Lalitpur. (Courtesy: NSC)
Sirish Gurung, 14 (left), who won 13 gold medals and set five national records in Second...

Gurung broke the national record in 400m freestyle timing 4: 47.38 and 200m backstroke timing 2: 43.10 at the Satdobato Swimming Pool in Lalitpur.

The previous record was set by Shyam Bahadur Gurung with the timing of 4: 58.25 while Pushpa Raj Shahi had set record in 200m freestyle timing 2: 45.59 during 1999 SAF in Kathmandu.

Similarly, Gurung broke Ongden Lama’s national record of 05: 39.66 timing 05: 21.20 in open men’s 400m heats while he made another record timing 02: 29.88 breaking the previous record of 25 years old Lama in open men’s 200m butterfly as well on Saturday.

Likewise, Gurung also set new record in open men’s 200m freestyle timing 02: 17.10 breaking the previous record of Shyam Gurung 2: 17.45.

Olympian Shreya Dhital also bettered her own performance in women´s 17 years age category 50m, butterfly timing 34.60 seconds while the same record was 34.75 seconds set during during Galaxy Swimming Championship in 2011.

Dhital also wrapped two other gold medals in women´s open 50m freestyle and open 50m butterfly.

Similarly, Anjali Syangbo and Jayanta Prakash Gurung won two gold medals each. Syangbo won golds in women´s open 50m breaststroke and 14 years category 50m backstroke while Gurung claimed gold medals in men’s 50m backstroke and 17yrs 50m butterfly. nepalnews.com