Kumal, Shah set national records in swimmingShah rewrote records in the 50m freestyle and 100m freestyle.
Bikash Kumal and Alexander Gadegaard Shah dominated the pool at the 11th NSA Cup Swimming Competition on Monday.
Kumal claimed record in the men’s 100m breaststroke with a time of 1 minute 10.14 seconds at the Satdobato Swimming Complex, beating the previous mark of 1:10.59 seconds achieved by Shuvam Shrestha during the ninth edition of the event in July 2019.
Shah rewrote records in the 50m freestyle and 100m freestyle.
Shah took 24.12 seconds in the heat beating the mark of 24.97 seconds he set in 2019, before improving his new record with a new time of 23.97 seconds.
Shah also completed the 100m freestyle in 52.96 seconds to better his own previous record of 53.41 seconds.
Khumal had broken two national records on Sunday. His timing of 30.30 seconds in the 50m breaststroke heat and 2:34.74 seconds in the 200m breaststroke finals eclipsed the previous records of 31.57 seconds (50m breaststroke) and 2:36.75 seconds (200m breaststroke), both set by Shrestha in the previous editions.
Yahya Nasir Hussain also made a new national record in the men’s 400m freestyle with a time of 4:12.17, bettering the previous mark of 4:12.23 he set in 2019.