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Olympic Swimmer Finds Community at Fordham

Meet Alexander “Alex” Gadegaard Shah, a first-year student at Fordham College at Rose Hill and an Olympian. This past summer, Shah represented Nepal in the 100-meter freestyle event at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. He was among three Rams who participated in the summer games.

Shah is now a member of the men’s swimming and diving team at Fordham. On Oct. 22, he competed in his first Fordham swimming competition, where he placed first in the 50-yard freestyle race and third in the 100-yard freestyle race against Monmouth University. In this video, Shah talks about what it was like to participate in the Olympics and how he’s found a family at Fordham.


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