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IUB wins gold in men’s cycling on opening day

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  • 9th September, 2022 06:34:08 PM
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IUB wins gold in men’s cycling on opening day

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Noble Dey, 8th semester student of Marketing at Independent University, Bangladesh (IUB), has won won gold in the men’s cycling event on the opening day of the ongoing Bangabandhu Inter-University Sports Championship.

He received the gold medal from Md. Zahid Ahsan Russel, MP, State Minister for Youth and Sports, after the event at Hatijheel, Dhaka on Friday, September 9, 2022. Khandoker Israt Zahan Rifa, 5th semester student of Human Resources Management at IUB, emerged 5th in the women’s cycling contest.

In his immediate reaction, Noble Dey said, “This is one of the proudest moments of my life. A lot of hard work went into the preparations and it's great to see the result. Sincere gratitude to the organizers of this fantastic event. We hope to see many more of these in the future.”

Tanweer Hasan, PhD, Vice Chancellor of IUB, said, “Well done Noble Dey! You have made the entire IUB community proud. I would also like to take this opportunity to congratulate Khandoker Israt Zahan Rifa for securing the fifth position in the women's cycling event. You both make us proud.”

He also said, “At IUB, we have taken a number of initiatives to enhance the quality of student life through sports and other cocurricular activities. Physical fitness contributes to mental fitness which in turn helps to succeed in academic work. IUB highly values this aspect of student life."

The championship is being organized this year to mark the golden jubilee of independence and the birth centenary of the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. Organized by the Ministry of Youth and Sports, the third edition of Bangabandhu Inter-University Sports Championship began on Friday at the Hatirjheel Amphitheatre with the 21km marathon and 14km cycling events.

Around 7,000 students from 125 public and private universities are taking part 12 events including football, cricket, swimming, athletics, table tennis, basketball, volleyball, handball, kabaddi, chess, cycling and badminton.