Sunday, 7 August 2016

13-year-old swimmer Gaurika Singh wins 100m but fails to enter next round

Posted by Anup Baral August 6th, 2016 :

Nepal’s Gaurika Singh entered the pool for Heat 1 of the women’s 100m backstroke event at the Olympics Aquatics Stadium in Rio De on Sunday as the youngest athlete in the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics. She finished first in the heat with the timing of 1:08.45, but was ranked 31st among 34 backstrokers. This meant she did not qualify for the next round. The teenager is the youngest Athlete to compete in this year's Olympic Games, and is 13 years and 255 days old. With a time of 1 minute 8.45 seconds, there is no guarantee yet that it will be enough to claim a place in the semi-finals.

Guide of the month: January 2018

Traveling gives us the opportunity to disconnect from our regular life. You get to forget your problems/issues for a few weeks, it can also help you figure things out that you would not have understood without the distance traveling can give you. We all have crazy schedules, work and a family to take care of, going away alone or with some friends can give you distance and perhaps even make you realize how important these people are for you. Like the saying says: we never know what we have until we lose it.

Another great benefit is the relaxation you get to do. It’s nice to live life to its fullest and enjoy a stress free time with yourself. Going on vacation lets us recharge our “batteries” by disconnecting us from our regular life. When we come back we feel invigorated and we are happy to be back in our day to day routine. It’s a very good stress remover that has a lot more to give than most people are willing to accept.

Traveling increases our knowledge and widens our perspective. To view new customs, different ways of living is fantastic for the mind. It gives us a new perspective about life and especially our life, it can help us change some of our habits or even create new ones. When I travel I usually make it a point to try new food, some cultures don’t have fries in their diet and they are all skinny, others use spices to give taste and not oils or fats. Discovering different values and ways to get by in life is really interesting. You also need to visit exotic new places and discover what this wonderful world has to offer.