July 17, 2017
A four-member Nepali team, comprising women swimmers Sofia Shah and Tisha Shakya and men swimmers Anubhav Subba and Suvam Shrestha, is leaving for Hungary on Wednesday to take part in the 17th FINA World Championships in Budapest. They are being accompanied by coach Ratna Lal Maharjan.
Shah will participate in the women’s 50m and 100m freestyle events, while Shakya will swim in the 100m breaststroke and 200m freestyle events. In the men’s section, Subba will take part in the 50m butterfly and 100m freestyle while Shrestha will compete in the 50m and 100 breaststroke events.
Coach Maharjan said that while the team is not expecting to win any medals in the event in which the world’s best swimmers are taking part, they are hopeful of breaking a few national records and utilize the learning opportunities that would be available.