The Youngest Athlete in the 2016 Rio Olympics

At just 13 years and 255 days old, Singh is the youngest competitor in the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics and will be one of five delegates from Nepal, where she was born and lived until the age of two. She has already begun to make a name for herself in international competitive swimming, winning one silver and three bronze medals at the 2016 South Asian Games. She also holds the Nepalese National Record for the 100m backstroke,the event she will swim in Rio.
Even though she may not break any world records, or even medal in Rio, Singh says she hopes to swim a personal best—which would still “be like nine seconds behind the best swimmers.”