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Mahfuzur delivers his best in high jump

  • Sports Correspondent
  • 5 August, 2022 12:00 AM
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Bangladesh’s athlete Mahfuzur Rahman put up his own best performance in the men’s high jump in the ongoing 22nd Commonwealth Games in Birmingham as he successfully crossed the height of 2.10 meters.

Despite his best performance in track and field at Alexander Stadium, Mahfuzur could not even come close to a medal as he finished 11th among the thirteen athletes.

New Zealand’s Hamish Kerr won gold in this event with a jump of 2.25 meters.

Gold Coast Commonwealth Games gold medalist Brendon Starc, won silver while Indian athlete Tejaswin Shankar secured the bronze medal in this event. This is India’s first medal in the high jump in the history of the Commonwealth Games.

After the initial success in table tennis, Bangladesh did not see any more success in the games. In the men’s singles, Rifat Sabbir lost 4-0 sets to Ghana’s Derek Abrefa while Muhtasin Hriday lost 4-1 sets to his Pakistan rival Fahad Khawaja.

Earlier, he lost to Guyana’s Christopher Franklin by the same margin.