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Bangabandhu Nat’l Swimming, Diving and Water Polo Championship begins Friday

  • Sports Correspondent
  • 21st October, 2021 09:51:26 PM
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Bangabandhu 30th National Swimming, Diving and Water Polo Championship, 2021, organised on the occasion of the birth centenary of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibar Rahman begins on Friday (October 22) at the Syed Nazrul Islam National Swimming pool in Mirpur.

Bangladesh Swimming Federation Senior Vice-President and Chairman of the meet’s sponsor Max Group Golam Mohammad Alamgir will inaugurate the three-day competition.

Twelve events will be finalised on the opening day.

State Minister for Youth and Sports Zahid Ahsan Russell, MP will be the chief guest at the closing function on Sunday (October 24).

BSF general secretary MB Saif disclosed the details of the meet at a press conference at the Dutch-Bangla Auditorium of Bangladesh Olympics Association in the capital on Thursday while Max Group Executive Director and CEO Kazi Yeaminur Rashid Turjo was also present on the occasion.

A total of 564 swimmers and officials from 65 teams including BKSP, Army, Navy, Air Force and Police are expected to participate in the meet.

Thirty eight swimming events—19 for the men’s and 19 for women’s, three diving events and a Water Polo competition will be held during the three-day meet.

The team event champions and runners-up of swimming and the champions, runners-up of Water Polo competition will be given trophies; best men’s and women’s swimmers will be awarded with crests while new record holders’ swimmers will also be awarded.