Olympian Gaurika Singh will not take part in Asian Games

Gaurika Singh
Gaurika Singh shows off the medals she won during the South Asian Games in 2019.

Kathmandu, August 1

Olympian Gaurika Singh is not taking part in the 19th Asian Games that will be held in Hangzhou, China.

She recently took part in the World Aquatic Championship being held in Fukuoka, Japan.

The list released by the National Sports Council does not have Singh’s name on it. Singh has taken part in two Olympics and holds multiple national records.

This comes as a surprise as Singh and Duana Lama were supposed to represent Nepal along with Alex Shah and Nasir Hussain following their excellent performance in the 11th NSA CUP Swimming Competition.

President of the Nepali Swimming Association, Ashok Bajracharya, had said the two male and two female swimmers who had the best time in the competition were going to be selected for Asian Games.

However, Singh’s name is not on the list of swimmers sent for the Asian Games with Anushiya Tandukar replacing her.

The Nepal Olympic Committee said it will release the full list of athletes taking part in the Asian Games in a few days.

National Sports Council had announced 234 would participate in the Asian Games.

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