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Rio 2016: Meet the youngest Olympian, Gaurika Singh

Nepalese swimmer Gaurika Singh is set to be the youngest competitor at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio. She will be representing Nepal in the sport of swimming. Amazingly, she\'s just 13-years-old.

Born in Nepal, Gaurika\'s family moved to the UK when she was just two. It is here that she lives and trains. Singh has been undergoing intensive training for 13 to 14 hours in United Kingdom at the Copthall Swimming Club under coaches Rhys Gormley and Christine Green who have produced world class swimmers. While she\'s had the option of representing the UK, she stuck with Nepal instead.

She swam the 100m backstroke at the World Championships in Kazan, Russia, last August. In February 2016, she won four medals, three bronze and one sliver at the South Asian Games in India. Apart from swimming, she is also interested in football, loves shopping, and, like most girls her age, watching reality shows like Dance Moms and Master Chef.

On Sunday, she will hit the water for the women\'s 100 metres backstroke heats.

Text by Sehar Qazi. Photos selected by Vikas Kumar.

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