Three Navy swimmers make new nat’l records

Shooter Shakil disappoints fans

Sports Correspondent

5 April, 2021 12:00 AM printer

Three Navy swimmers make new nat’l records

Asif Reza and Sonia Khatun

Bangladesh Navy swimmers Mahfizur Rahman Sagor, Asif Reza and Sonia Khatun made new national records in their respective events on the second day of swimming discipline at the city’s Syed Nazrul Islam National Swimming Complex on Sunday.

Sagor secured gold in men’s 200m freestyle with a new national record of 1 min 58.25 seconds. He broke his own 1 min 58.44 seconds record that he made in 2016.

Besides, Asif achieved gold in men’s 50m freestyle with a new national record of 23.32 seconds. He also broke his own 23.85 seconds record that he made in 2019.

Sonia, who earlier made a national record in the women’s 100m butterfly, continued her domination in women’s 50m butterfly. She earned gold with a new record of 30.63 seconds. She broke Nazma Khatun’s 31.17 seconds record that was made in 2016.

After making two consecutive records, Sonia said that she was satisfied with her performance. 

“I concentrate in pools for doing my best. I gave my best in 50m, so I earned gold. I’m satisfied with my performance,” Sonia said.

In the day’s other events, Junaina Ahmed earned gold in women’s 200m freestyle, Juwel Ahemd from Army earned gold in men’s 100m backstroke, Juthi Akter from Navy earned gold in women’s 100m backstroke, Sonia earned gold in women’s 50m freestyle, Mahdunnabi Nahid from Navy earned gold in men’s 50m butterfly, Sadi Md Mohosin earned gold in men’s diving 1m springboard.

Bangladesh Navy continued their domination in men’s and women’s 4*200m relay events. Men’s team comprising Sagor, Asif, Kajol Mia, Polash Chowdhury and women’s team comprising Sonia, Lima Akter, Suraiya Akter and Sonia Akter Tumpa earned gold in their respective events.

Shirin touches another milestone

Navy athlete Shirin Akter made a new national record of 24.20 seconds in the women’s 200m sprint on the third day of athletics discipline at Bangabandhu National Stadium on Sunday. She broke Nazmun Nahar Beauty’s 24.30 seconds record of 2006.

Shirin, who earlier became the country's fastest woman securing gold in women’s 100m sprint, said that hard work, determination and a lot of sacrifices help her to reach the milestone.  

“I spend too much time on fitness. I broke Beauty apu's record today, it feels really good,” Shirin said.

In the day’s other events, Nayem Islam from Air Force earned gold in men’s 200m, Md Asif from Navy earned gold in men’s 10,000m with the timing of 36 min 32 seconds, Raju Ahmed from Army earned gold in men's 20km walk with the timing of 1 hr 44 min 29 seconds, Masud Rana from Army earned gold in men's 400m hurdles with the timing of 53 min 60 seconds, Rashedul Islam from Army bagged gold in men's pole vault and Jafrin Akter from Navy secured gold in women's discus throw.

Maksuda clinches gold in women’s open bodybuilding

Ansar bodybuilder Maksuda Mou earned gold in the women’s open category on the third and final day of bodybuilding discipline at the National Sports Council auditorium. 

In the day’s other events, Md Anwar Hossain from Ansar earned gold in men’s physique 75kg, Md Al Amin Sharif from Demra Galaxy Gym earned gold in men’s physique 80kg, Najmus Shakib Bhuyan from Ansar earned gold in men’s physique 85kg, Sumon Das from Ansar earned gold in men’s physique 85+kg.

Shooter Shakil frustrates in men’s 10m air pistol

South Asian Games gold medalist shooter Shakil Ahmed from Army earned bronze in men’s 10m air pistol on the third day of shooting discipline at Gulshan Shooting Club. The other two army shooters Sabbir Al Amin secured gold and Abdur Razzak bronze there. 

In the day’s other events, Navy shooter Turing Dewan earned gold in women’s junior 10m air pistol, Anjila Amzad from Army earned gold in women’s senior 10m air pistol. 

Nuruddin Selim from Chittagong Rifle Club earned gold in the men’s skeet event at BKSP.

Ansar earn gold in men’s handball

Defending champions Ansar earned gold beating BGB by 36-26 goals in the final of men’s handball at the city’s Shaheed (Captain) M Mansur Ali National Handball Stadium.

 


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