National swimmers made four new national records in their respective events of the swimming discipline at the city’s Syed Nazrul Islam National Swimming Complex on Monday.
Army swimmer Kajol Mia clinched the gold medal in the men’s 200m butterfly with a new record of 2:10.92 min. The Army swimmer broke another Army swimmer Juwel Ahmed’s previous national record in 2019 while the latter broke his own timing to set for a silver medal during the event.Faisal clinched gold in the men’s 400m freestyle with a new record of 4:18.23 min. The Navy swimmer broke his previous national record of 4:18.25 min that was made in 2019.
Juwel clinched gold in the men’s 50m backstroke with a new record of 27.97 sec. The Army swimmer broke his previous national record of 28.12 sec that was made in 2019.
The Navy team also won the men’s 4*100m freestyle relay, the women’s 4*100m freestyle relay while their swimmer Sonia Akter Tumpa earned two gold medals in the women’s 200m butterfly and 400m freestyle respectively to take her gold tally to four this year.
Sukumar Rajbangshi from Army earned the gold medal in the men’s 100m backstroke event.
Meanwhile, Army cyclists booked five new national records in the men’s and women’s individual and team events on the fourth and final day of cycling discipline at the Army Stadium.
Suborna Barma clinched gold in the women's individual 4000m scratch race with a new record of 7:3.58 min. Suborna broke Samapti Biswash’s 8:53 min record that was made in 2018.
Army cyclist teams also won gold medals in the men’s 1600m team trail, men’s 4000m team parachute, women’s 1200m team trail and women’s 2000m team parachute with creating new national records.
In shooting, Commonwealth silver medalist Shakil Ahmed from Army earned the gold medal in the men’s 50m free pistol event scoring 516 at the Gulshan Shooting Club. The army shooter earlier earned a bronze medal in the men’s 10m air pistol.
Two-time Commonwealth silver medalists Abdullah Hel Baki from Navy earned the gold medal in the men’s 50m rifle (3×40 shots) event scoring 1133. The Navy shooter earlier earned a silver medal in the men’s 10m air rifle on Friday.
Ardina Ferdous Akhi from Kushtia Rifle Club earned gold in the women’s 25m pistol event scoring 551 while Fardin Mohammad Arnab from BKSP earned gold in the men’s junior 50m rifle prone event scoring 580.
In wrestling, Mostain Billah from Ansar and Smrity Akter from Army made two national records in the men’s 61kg and the women’s 49kg events respectively at the Mymensingh District Gymnasium.
In the day’s other events, Ansar’s Mollah Sabbira Sultana earned the gold medal in the women’s 45kg while Zakaria Morol earned the gold medal in the men’s 55kg event.
In archery, BKSP pair Prodipto Chakma and Diya Siddeki earned gold in the recurve mixed team’s event at the Shaheed Ahsan Ullah Master Stadium in Tongi.
Ansar pair Aishwarzo Rahman Titas and Bonna Akther secured gold in the compound mixed team’s event beating BKSP pair Himu Bachhar and Puspita Zaman by 148-145 scores.
The country’s premier archer Ruman Shana from Ansar made an early exit from the men’s recurve single after conceding a 1-7 setpoints defeat to Md Juel Khan from Dhaka Army Archery Club in the round of eight.
Dhaka DSA comprising Md Afzal Hossain Sayem, Md Shagor Islam and Mishad Prodhan earned bronze beating Ansar comprising Shana, Md Emdadul Haque Milon and Md Sakib Molla by 5-4 set points in men’s recurve team’s event.
Meanwhile, Ansar earned all 12 medals in 12 events on the opening day of roller skating discipline at the city’s Sheikh Russel Roller Skating Complex.
The winners are - Shariful Islam in men’s 500m sprint, Bristy in women’s 500m sprint, Maruf in men’s 3000m race, Nawsin Tabassum in women’s 3000m race, Tariqul Islam in men’s 300m sprint race, Raisa in women’s 300m sprint race, Md Hasan in men’s 5000m (point to point), Sulishma in women’s 5000m (point to point), Mehedi Hassan in men’s 10,000m road race and Jannat Jebin Hia in women’s 5000m road race.
Besides, the Ansar men’s team and women’s team earned gold medals in the men’s and the women’s 5000m relay respectively.
Earlier on Sunday in women’s football, Magura earned the gold medal beating Brahmanbaria by 3-2 goals in the tiebreaker at the Bangabandhu National Stadium. Rajshahi secured the bronze medal beating Ansar by 8-1 goals at the same venue.