Nisarga Batika wins NSA Cup Swimming Competition
KATHMANDU, June 6: Nisarga Batika School has won the 11th NSA Cup Swimming Competition organized by the Nepal Swimming Association. Nisarga Batika won the title with 123 points, Swasti Sri Gurukul came second with 98 points and Lincoln came third with 54 points.
In the Under-10 matches, Mayon Shrestha under the male and Sisombum Rai under the female category, in the 11-12 years age group, Kalkin Shrestha in the female category, and Royal Prajapati in the male category, and the 13-14 years age group, Ajalkaji Tamrakar in the male category and Megan Gurung in the female category became the best players.
Similarly, in the 15-17 years age group, Alvin Maharjan in the male category and Rosha Neupane in the female category were declared the best players. In the open age group, Alexander Gadegad Shah in the male category, and Gaurika Singh and Duwana Lama in the female category were declared the best players. Gaurika and Duwana got the same marks and both were declared the best.
Four more national records were set on Monday, the last day of the competition. Alexander Gadegad Shah has set two records in 50m and 100m freestyle. In the 50m freestyle, Alex completed the distance in 24.12 seconds, improving on his own time of 24.97 seconds in the morning heat stage.
In the finals of the same event, he again improved the time and set a new record of 23.97 seconds. In 100 meters, Alex improved his own time of 53.41 seconds and set a new record of 52.96 seconds.
Likewise, in the 100m breaststroke event, Bikash Kumal clocked one minute and 10.14 seconds, displacing Shubham's time of one minute and 10.59 seconds. Similarly, another record was held in the name of Nazir Hussain, who surpassed his own record time of 4 minutes 12.23 seconds and set a new record time of 4 minutes 12.17 seconds.
National Sports Council Member Secretary Tankalal Ghising distributed prizes to the competition's winning team. The best players of the age groups received a cash prize of Rs 3,000 and the best of the open age group players received a cash prize of Rs 10,000. The players who set records received five thousand cash prizes for each record.