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Uzbekistan finish on top in Bangabandhu Artistic Gymnastics

Hosts Bangladesh clinch 3rd spot

  • Sports Correspondent
  • 30th October, 2021 09:38:31 PM
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Uzbekistan finish on top in Bangabandhu Artistic Gymnastics

Uzbekistan finished on top in the Bangabandhu 5th Central South Asian Artistic Gymnastics Championships Dhaka 2021 at the Shaheed Suhrawardy Indoor Stadium in the capital on Saturday.

The curtain of the tournament will be closed today (Sunday). State Minister for Youth and Sports Zahid Ahsan Russell, MP will be the chief guest on the closing day of the event.

The Uzbek team grabbed 38 medals including 19 gold, 11 silver and 6 bronze medals to clinch the top spot of the medal table. India came second with 24 medals that included 3 gold, 9 silver and 12 bronze medals. The hosts Bangladesh achieved third position with a total of four medals including one silver and three bronze.

Sri Lanka won one silver and one bronze medal, but the other two participating teams in the tournament, Pakistan and Nepal, remained empty-handed.

Rajib Chakma won two medals for Bangladesh on Saturday. In the first event of the day, Rajib won the silver medal in the men's (junior) individual floor exercise with a score of 12.10. He also won a bronze medal in the vaulting table event. Rajib beat the Indian opponent by .04 points and gave the country a silver medal in the floor event. In the event, Uzbekistan's Vyasarov Alish (12.50) won gold and India's Pranab Kushwaha (12.06) won bronze.

In the ongoing competition, organized by the Bangladesh Gymnastics Federation Uzbekistan's Rustamov Musulmonam also won gold in the men's (junior) Pummel Horse event. He won gold, scoring 11.60. Sri Lanka's Ambul Deniago Don won the silver with a score of 11.30 and another Uzbek gymnast Inomov Izzatillo with a score of 10.96 won the bronze medal.

Inomov Izzatilla also won gold in the men's (junior) rings event with a score of 12.50. Isomov Khumoyan of the same team won the silver with a score of 12.46 and Nishantha Ninad of India with a score of 11.43 won the bronze medal.

Isolosonov Khumoyan won gold in the men's junior vaulting table with a score of 13.50, while Pranab Kushwaha of India won silver with a score of 12.27. Competitors from Bangladesh, India and Uzbekistan won bronze medal in this event jointly for scoring identical 12.

Men's junior parallel bars gold also went to Uzbekistan. Inomov Izzatilla won gold with a score of 12.73. India's Nishad Ninad won silver with a score of 12.20 and India's Ayush Amit won bronze with a score of 11.63.

In the last event of the first session of the day, the Uzbek gymnast won the gold medal in the men's junior horizontal bar also. Vyasarov Alish won the gold with a score of 12.46. India's Pranav Kushwaha won silver with a score of 12.00 and another Uzbek competitor Inomov Izzatilla won bronze with a score of 11.96.

Ahmedur Rahman Bablu, General Secretary of Bangladesh Gymnastics Federation, Nazrul Islam, Coach of National Team and Anthony Diaz, Head of Delegate of Sri Lanka team handed over the medals to the winners later.

The men's (senior) medal fight began later and Uzbekistan were relentless. Mirvaliyev Abdulaziz of Uzbekistan won the gold medal with a score of 13.46 in the floor exercise. India's Arik Dey won silver with a score of 12.70 and Uzbekistan's Azamov Asadbeg won bronze with a score of 12.56.

India won gold in the men's (senior) Pummel Horse, breaking the Uzbek monopoly in the medal fight. India's Debang Dey won the gold, scoring 13.00. Uzbekistan's Jubayer won silver with a score of 12.86 and Azamov Asadbeg of the same team won bronze with a score of 12.863. The Indian contestant also won gold in the men's (senior) rings at the next event. Omkar Ishwar Sindh won gold by scoring 12.86. Uzakboyev Miribek of Uzbekistan won silver with a score of 12.30 and Siddhartha Verma of India with a score of 12.20 won bronze.

In the men's (senior) vaulting event, Mirvaliyev Abdulaziz of Uzbekistan won gold with a score of 14.03. In the same event, another Uzbek Azamov Asadbek won silver with a score of 12.40 and Siddharth Verma of India (12.38) won bronze.

In the men's parallel bar, Omkar Ishwar Sindh again brought glory to India. Omkar won the gold by scoring 13.03. Another Indian, Arik Dey, won silver with a score of 12.86 and Uzbekistan's Temirov Bekhruz (12.43) won bronze.

The last event of the day is the Men's (Senior) Horizontal Bar where Uzbekistan dominated, winning gold as their gymnast Zubayev Utkirbek went atop, scoring 13.33, Siddhartha Verma of India (13.16) won silver and Terimov Bekhruz of Uzbekistan (12.70) won bronze.

Former Secretary General of Bangladesh Olympic Association and Chairman of Sheltech Group Qutbuddin Ahmed, Deputy Secretary General of Bangladesh Olympic Association Asaduzzaman Kohinoor and President of Asian Gymnastics Union (Men's Wing) Nadel Ali Yousuf handed over the medals to the winners at the award ceremony in the afternoon.

Secretary General of Bangladesh Olympic Association Syed Shahed Reza, Joint Secretary of Indian Gymnastics Federation N Shuvarao, General Secretary of Bangladesh Judo Federation Kamrun Nahar Hiru, General Secretary of Pakistan Gymnastics Federation Parvez Ahmed Vice-President of Bangladesh Table Tennis Federation Khondokar Munir Hasan, Joint Secretary of the Women's Sports Association Farhad Jasmine Litty and the Treasurer of the Bangladesh Gymnastics Federation Md. Shafiqur Rahman distributed the medals amongst the winners in the evening.