Sirish, Gaurika qualify for Rio Olympics

Published On: July 13, 2016 01:20 AM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, July 13: Swimmers Sirish Gurung and Gaurika Singh have secured places for Rio Olympics 2016 to be held from August 5-21.

According to Nepal Swimming Association (NSA), the duo qualified on the basis of their performance in the Olympic Qualifiers organized in Russia and Dubai by FINA, the international apex swimming body.

The duo secured points required for participation in the Olympics, according to Ashok Bajracharya, the president of NSA.

Sirish will compete in men's 100 m freestyle and Gaurika in women's 100 m backstroke.

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