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Gaurika Singh set to be youngest competitor in Rio

Gaurika Singh set to be youngest competitor in Rio

By: Eastern Eye Staff

At just 13 years of age. Nepali swimmer Gaurika Singh is all set to be the youngest Olympian at the Rio Olympic games. Singh, already has considerable international competing experience and will get start her 2016 Olympic challenge when she competes in the 100m backstroke heats on Sunday. “That’s quite cool, a bit unreal, too,” said Singh, who will be 13 years and 255 days old. It’s not surprising the London-based schoolgirl, who swims for English club Barnet Copthall, is undaunted by the prospect. She has already lived through the 2015 earthquake that devastated Nepal, leaving nearly 9,000 dead. “It…

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