Dhaka, July 21 (UNB) – Bangladeshi swimmer Ariful Islam finished 78th among 87 swimmers securing 598 points in the men’s 100-meter breaststroke heats of the 18th FINA World Championship held at the Nambu International Aquatics Centre in Gwangju, South Korea on Sunday.
Ariful covered 100-meter distance with a timing of 01:07.74 minute, which must come as a disappointment when one considers his own personal record of 01:05.83 minute.
Another Bangladeshi swimmer Jewel Ahmed will start his campaign in the 100-meter backstroke on Monday (July 22) while promising Bangladeshi female swimmer Junaina Ahmed will start her campaign in the women’s 200-meter butterfly on Wednesday (July 24).
Ariful will also participate in 50-meter freestyle on July 26, Jewel will compete in 50-meter backstroke while Junaina in the 50-meter freestyle on July 27.
Bangladesh swimming team is expected to return home on July 29.
Afive-member team including two male swimmers-- M Ariful Islam and Jewel Ahmed , lone female swimmer Junaina Ahmed--and two officials are representing Bangladesh in the FINA World Championship.