The screening of Bangabandhu 44th National Athletics Championship started on Sunday. At the end of the three-day competition, the Bangladesh Navy topped the medal list. Navy athletes have won a total of 21 gold medals. There have been two new national records in this year’s event. On the second day, after 18 years, Navy’s Rinki Biswas set a new national record. He took 10:43:30 minutes to set the record in the 3,000 meters. In 2003, Halima Khanam Bithi took 11:06.15 minutes for this event. Earlier, on the first day of the competition, while trying to set a new national record, the Bangladesh Army jumped 1.60 meters in the women’s high jump event. Ritu Akhtar. Besides, Zaheer Raihar and Shirin Akhter have won 4 gold medals each.
A total of 36 events have been completed in three days. Bangladesh Navy tops the list with 21 gold, 12 silver and 13 bronze medals with a total of 48 medals. Bangladesh Army is in the second position with a total of 42 medals including 13 gold, 20 silver and 9 bronze and Bangladesh Ansar and VDP are in the third position with a total of 8 medals including 1 gold and 5 bronze.
Zaheer Raihan of Bangladesh Navy became the best player in the men’s category and Ritu Biswas of Bangladesh Army became the best player in the women’s category. SM Sharafat Hossain, Founder Sheikh Sharafat Academy, Jessore won the award for the best organizer in this competition.
This year’s National Athletics Championship was attended by 450 (male and female) athletes and 150 officials from 64 districts, 6 divisions, universities, Board of Education, BKSP, BJMC and other organizations. The competition was held in 36 events in 2 groups of men and women. Of these, 22 were for men and 14 for women.
Chairman of the National River Protection Commission and President of Bangladesh Athletics Federation ASM Ali Kabir was present as the chief guest on the occasion. Mrs. Nadira Ali Khan was present as the special guest on the occasion. Advocate Abdur Rakib (Montu), General Secretary of the Federation conducted the function.
Source: Bhorer Kagoj by www.bhorerkagoj.com.
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