Prasiddha Jung Shah sets personal record at Olympics 2012

The point is not about winning but giving out the best one could. We cannot easily expect Team Nepal to win but what we can at least expect is the best out of them! Prasiddha Jung Shah competing at Men’s 50m Freestyle here in London today didn’t qualify for other rounds. He didn’t even set any national records but on top of all that, he gave best of what he could have given at the games. He did his best to overcome his previous personal record of 27.04 seconds set by him!

Prasiddha Shah Jung at London Olympics 2012

Prasiddha Jung Shah set a new personal record of 26.93 today here at Men’s 50m Freestyle in London 2012 olympics. Shah´s personal best was 27.04 seconds set during Pramod Memorial Cup earlier this year. The national record however is hold by Chitra Bahadur Gurung with 26.39 seconds set in 2003 in Kathmandu.

Prasiddha Jung Rana
Prasiddha Jung Shah in action – File Photo via Udipt Sing Chhetry

Prasiddha was also the flag bearer of Nepal during the opening ceremony of London 2012. He had earlier said “We are not in a position to win medals in Olympics. So I will try to better my personal record.” And that’s what he was essentially successful in!

Prasiddha Jung Shah Nepal Flag Opening Ceremony London Olympics 2012
Prasiddha Jung Shah Nepal Flag Opening Ceremony London Olympics 2012

Prasiddha Jung Shah had participated in Beijing Olympics earlier along with three consecutive FINA World Swimming Championships. He is one of the five participants participating in London 2012 Olympics from Nepal. Two players Sneh Rana and Shreya Dhital have already participated in the games and other two players Pramila Rijal and Tilak Ram Tharu are scheduled to play in next two days.

All the best Team Nepal 2012!

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