Bangabandhu Bangladesh Games

Ansar finish top on medal table

Sports Correspondent

9th April, 2021 10:51:38 printer

Ansar finish top on medal table

Bangladesh Ansar and VDP finished top in the ongoing Bangabandhu Bangladesh Games on Friday as they achieved 125 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 262 medals including 125 gold medals, 80 silver medals and 57 bronze medals.

Bangladesh Army and Bangladesh Navy are respectively in second and third place with earning 107 and 63 gold medals respectively.

On Friday, nine new national records were made in the men’s and women’s categories on the fourth and last day of weightlifting at the Mymensingh district gymnasium.

Farhad Ali from Army earned gold in the men’s 109+kg with new records in snatch, clean and jerk and total weight. He lifted 121kg in snatch, 147kg in clean and jerk and a total of (121kg+147kg) 267kg.  

Abdullah Al Momin earned gold in the men’s 109kg with new records in clean and jerk and total weight. He lifted 114kg in snatch, 151kg in clean and jerk and a total of (114kg+151kg) 265kg.  

Najnin Akter Munni from Army earned gold in the women’s 87+kg with lifting a total of (57kg in snatch+72kg in clean and jerk) 129kg and Soaiba Rahman Rafa from Ansar earned silver lifting a total of (57kg in snatch+71kg in clean and jerk) 128kg. Rafa made a new snatch record of 57kg here.

Tania Khatun from Army earned gold in the women’s 87kg with new records in snatch, clean and jerk and total weight. She lifted 62kg in snatch, 76kg in clean and jerk and a total of (62kg+76kg) 168kg.  

In rowing, Ali Nagar rowing club and Chunkutia rowing club earned gold in the men’s and women’s categories respectively in the day-long rowing discipline in Hatirjheel.

Ali Nagar captain Monir Hossain thanked the government and Bangladesh Olympic Association for giving them chances to participate in the traditional game.

Chunkutia captain Chonchola Roy said they will do well if they get chances to do the practice.

New Gazi and Barisal earned silver and bronze in the men’s category while Universal and New Young Star earned silver and bronze in the women’s category.

In kabaddi, Border Guard Bangladesh earned gold in the men’s kabaddi beating Air Force by 24-22 points at the kabaddi stadium in the capital. Army and Navy shared bronze here.

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Ansar earned gold in the women’s kabaddi beating Police by 15-14 points at the kabaddi stadium. Narail and Faridpur shared bronze here.

In judo, Ansar, who earned four gold medals in the last two days, ended top with a total of 5 golds from 10 events on the third and last day of judo at the Shaheed Suhrawardy National Indoor Stadium.

In the day’s events, Nadim Mostofa from Ansar earned gold in the men’s U-73kg while Abul Kalam Azad earned gold in the men’s 73+kg and Tahmina Akter Lopa from Army earned gold in the women’s 57+kg

In women’s hockey, Narail earned gold in the women’s hockey beating inter-district and youth games champions Jhenaidah by 1-0 goal at the Maulana Bhasani National Hockey Stadium. Namita Karmakar netted the match-winner.

Kishoreganj earned bronze beating Dinajpur by a 1-0 goal in the other match at the same venue. Reshma Akter scored the match-winner. 

In taekwondo, Ansar ended top with 18 gold, 11 silver and 4 bronze medals from 34 events of the men’s and women’s categories on the fourth and final day of taekwondo at the National Sports Council gymnasium.

Army ended second with 14 gold, 11 silver and 3 bronze medals while BGB third with 2 gold, 4 silver and 9 bronze.

In the day’s events, Masum Khan from BGB earned gold in the senior men’s U-74kg, Russel Khan from BGB earned gold in the men’s U-87kg and Saimul Hassan from Ansar earned gold in the men’s U-63kg.

In golf, Samrat Shikdar from Kurmitola Golf Club earned gold in the men’s singles (gross) carding a total of four-under-par (70+73+69) 212 on the third and last day of golf at the Kurmitola.

Md Liton Mandol from Kurmitola Golf Club earned gold in the men’s singles (net) carding a total of five-under-par (71+70+70) 211.

Nasima Akter from Army earned gold in the women’s singles (gross) carding a total of one-under-par 71 and Zakia Sultana from Army earned gold in the women’s singles (net) carding a total of three-under-par 69.

Savar golf team comprising amateur golfers Md Saiful and Md Munna earned gold in the men’s team event carding a total of eight-under-par (140+140) 280 while Army women's golf team comprising Zakia and Lima Akter earned gold in the women’s team event carding a total of one one-under-par (69+74) 143.

 

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