New national records in swimming
Aditi Dhital and Sofia Shah of Lincoln, and Shirish Gurung of Nepal Police Club have set another new national record in the Third NSA Nepal Ice Swimming Championship held at the Satdobato Swimming Pool, Lalitpur, on Sunday.
Dhital set national record in women´s open 800m freestyle clocking 11 minutes 40.45 seconds breaking Karishma Karki’s record of 11 minutes 46.22 seconds. Karki has set record during the 10th South Asian Games held in Colombo in 2006. Rashika Paudel of Pathshala and Yam Kumari Ghale of Nepal Army secured second and third respectively in the event.
Shah set a new national record in women´s 200m freestyle with a timing of 2 minutes 30.93 seconds breaking her own record of 2 minutes 31.79 seconds during the 15th FINA World Swimming Championships held in Barcelona, Spain earlier this year. Dhital and Shila Gurung of Xavier Academy finished second and third respectively in the event.
Meanwhile, Gurung improved his personal record to set new national record in 400m individual medley clocking 5 minutes 20.39 seconds. His previous record was 5 minutes 21.20 seconds during the last edition of the event. Chitra Bahadur Paudel and Janak Rai of Nepal Army won the second and third respectively.
On Saturday, Dhital also broke the record in the women´s 400m freestyle with the timing of 5 minutes 36.27 seconds to set national record. The previous record was set by Karishma Karki with timing of 5 minutes 40.88 seconds during the 10th South Asian Games in Colombo in 2006.
Meanwhile, Shah had improved her own national record of 1 minute 7.23 seconds in 100m freestyle with the fresh timing of 1 minute 6.12 seconds to set new national record on Saturday. The previous record of Shah was set during the 4th Junior FINA World Championship in Dubai earlier this year.
On Friday, Gurung had set a new national record in the men´s open 200m individual clocking 2 minutes 30.25 seconds. The previous record was 2 minutes 31.87 seconds of Shailesh Rana during the Sixth National Games last year. nepalnews.com