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Rio Olympics Silver Medalist Iizuka Shota visits Dhaka

  • Diplomatic Correspondent
  • 17 November, 2022 12:00 AM
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Iizuka Shota, silver medalist of the 4×100 m relay at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics 2016, and his coach, Toyoda Yasuhiro, visited Dhaka between November 13-16 in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of establishing diplomatic relations between Japan and Bangladesh.

Iizuka participated in an exchange programme with primary school students of Sunnydale School at the Sultana Kamal Women’s Complex and demonstrated how to run faster with a proper posture, said the Embassy of Japan on Wednesday.

He also met some Bangladeshi athletes - Mezbah Ahmed, Shirin Akter, Ismail Hossain and Jahir Raihan - and shared his experiences with them.

Iizuka also visited BKSP and joined a joint-training session with Bangladeshi athletes and provided advice to improve their performance.

On the last day, in the programme of the Japanese school, the school children learned from Iizuka how to run faster.