Bangladesh Ansar and VDP continued their domination in the ongoing Bangabandhu Bangladesh Games as they on Thursday became the first team to bag 100 gold medals in the ninth edition of the competition.
Ansar also retained the top spot in the medal tally as they earned a total of 236 medals including 117 gold medals, 72 silver medals and 47 bronze medals.
Bangladesh Army and Bangladesh Navy are respectively in second and third place with bagging 96 and 63 gold medals respectively.
On Thursday, two new national records were made on the fourth day of weightlifting at the Mymensingh district gymnasium.
Ashikur Rahman from Army earned the gold medal in the men’s 102kg with a new clean and jerk record of 160kg. The Ansar weightlifter lifted a total of 280kg during his event.
Aminul Islam from Ansar, who earned silver in the same event, made a new snatch record of 121kg. He lifted a total of 274kg in the event.
In the day’s other events, Zohura Khatun Nisha from Ansar earned the gold medal in the women’s 76kg while Manira Kazi earned gold in the women’s 81kg and Ziarul Islam from Army earned gold in the men’s 96kg.
In badminton, Gourab Singha from Sylhet and Urmi Akter from Ansar earned gold in the men’s and women’s badminton singles at the Shaheed Tajuddin Ahmed Wooden Floor Indoor Stadium.
Ansar secured the gold medal in the women’s handball beating Bangladesh Police by 42-20 goals in the final match at the Shaheed (Captain) M Mansur Ali National Handball Stadium on Thursday.
Naogaon District Sports Association beat Jamalpur DSA by 26-16 goals to secure the bronze medal in the event.
Police earned the bronze medal in the men’s hockey event beating Air Force by 3-1 goals at the Maulana Bhasani National Hockey Stadium on Thursday.
Meanwhile, Army clinched the gold medal in the men’s category while Ansar bagged the gold medal in the women’s category on the fourth and final day of volleyball events at the Birshrestha Nur Mohammad Stadium in Narail.
Army beat Air force by 3-1 sets while Ansar beat Police by the same margin.
Titas Club earned bronze in the men’s category while Khulna won the bronze medal in the women's event.
Navy clinched the gold medal in the men’s basketball beating Army by 57-52 points in the final match at the Dhanmondi Basketball Gymnasium.
Earlier, Rajshahi earned the bronze medal beating Air Force by 52-48 points.
Ansar, who bagged two gold medals on the opening day of Judo, continued their dream run earning two more gold medals out of three events on the second at the city’s Shaheed Suhrawardy National Indoor Stadium.
Ansar’s Tabassum Toma Jerin earned gold in the women’s 57kg while Singma Pru Marma earned gold in the women’s 52kg.
Md Saddam Hossian from BGB earned gold in the men’s 66kg.
Ansar also ended on top in the table with five golds, two silvers and two bronze medals on the fourth and last day of boxing at the Mohammad Ali Boxing Stadium.
Three athletes from Ansar - Salma Khatun, Shraboni Biswash and Shahanara Khatun earned gold medals in the senior women’s U-62kg, U-67kg and U-73kg respectively on the third day of taekwondo at the National Sports Council gymnasium.