Gaurika Singh: the youngest Olympian who set an example for the world


There is a saying, ‘Age is just a number’. However there are very few examples which glorify this saying. There is no ‘right age or right moment’ to start your passion. If there is fire and desire, it can be as early as 8 years old. 
Gaurika Singh was born on 26 November, 2002. She is a Nepali Swimmer. She began her swimming career when she was only 8 years old. 
She was born in Nepal but she moved to London along with her family when she was 2 years old. She started competing in Nepal championships when she was 11 years old. She took her training in London at Copthall Swimming club and Camden Swiss Cottage Swimming Club. 
She has held many national records since the beginning of her swimming career. In a season of South Asian Games in 2019 held in Nepal, she has set the record of winning 4 gold medals. At the 2016 South Asian Games, she won 3 bronze and 2 silver medals for swimming.
Her father supports and accompanies her throughout the world. Parents have played a great role in her life. They have supported her and guided her to fulfil her dreams. She made her international  debut with 2015 World Aquatics Championships. 
Representing Nepal in the Women’s 100m backstroke, she participated at the 2016 Summer Olympics, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, as the youngest Olympian. Under the Entertainment and Sports list, she has been included in Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia 2021. 
She has competed in 2014 Galaxy Cup, 2015 Open National and Age-group Swimming Championship, 2015 World Aquatics Championships, 2015 FINA Swimming World Cup, 2016 South Asian Games, 2016 Irish Open Swimming Championships, 2016 Summer Olympics, 2019 South Asian Games. 
She broke 8 national records in 7 events at the 19th National Open Swimming Championship. She also broke national records in all 6 events she participated in 2015 National Open Swimming championship. 
From the earnings of National championships, she contributed 200 pounds sterling for the Nepal earthquake victims. Singh is also currently the good-will ambassador of the ‘Shanti Education Initiative Nepal’.
Her passion and dedication towards swimming is inspiring. She started to achieve her goals at a very young age. She has set an example for the world to see that age is no bar for hard work and success. Her journey and success is inspiring millions to encourage their young ones to follow their dreams. 


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