KATHMANDU, July 27: Nepali swimmer Alexander Gadegaard Shah aka Alex Shah has set a new national record in the 100 meter freestyle (male) swimming at the ongoing Tokyo Olympics 2020.
Covering the 100-meter distance in 53.41 seconds on Tuesday, Alex improved his own previous record of 55.38 seconds to cover the same distance.
A total of nine hit rounds are scheduled for Tuesday. As many as 16 swimmers will make it to the semifinal from these rounds.
Alex was able to secure the first position while competing with six other swimmers in hit 1. But since the winners of other hit rounds have maintained better performance than him, the chance of Alex reaching the semi-final has come to an end.