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Navy athletes set three new nat’l records

  • Sports Correspondent
  • 25 December, 2022 12:00 AM
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Navy athletes set three new nat’l records

Bangladesh Navy athletes set three new national records on the second day of the 46th National Athletics Championships at the Bangladesh Army Stadium in the capital on Saturday.

Jafrin Akter broke a 29-year old record in the women’s discus throw event as her 43.49-metre mark crossed the previous record distance of 42.90-metre, set by Josna Afroz in 1993.

Meanwhile, runners Rinki Biswas and Samsun Nahar Ratna set records in the women’s 5000-metre and 3000-metre race respectively. 

Rinki completed her race in 19:41.40 seconds to break her own record of 19:57:50 seconds that she made in September 2022 while Ratna took 10:39:55 seconds to break the previous record of 10:43:30 seconds made by Rinki in 2021.

Bangladesh Army athletes dominated the medals table after the second day as they bagged 15 gold, 11 silver and 13 bronze while Navy bagged 11 gold, 15 silver and eight bronze medals.