Dhaka, Mar 6 (UNB) – Motasin Ahmed Hridoy of Phallic Group emerged men’s singles champions while Sonam Sultana Shoma of Dhaka Abahani Limited as women’s singles champions in the Ranking Table Tennis Tournament that concluded on Wednesday at Shaheed Tajuddin Ahmed Wooden Floor gymnasium here.
Hridoy beat Imran Hossain of Sheikh Russel KC by 4-2 sets in the men’s singles final while Shoma beat Moumita Alam Rumi of Narail by 4-3 sets in the women’s singles final.
Kite Sporting Club clinched the men’s team title beating Sheikh Russel KC and Bangladesh Army lifted the women’s team title beating Dhaka Abahani Limited.
Member of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Finance Ministry Ahmed Firoz Kabir was the chief guest at the day’s closing function and later distributed prizes among winners.
President of Bangladesh Table Tennis Federation Hedayetullah Al Mamun was also present on the occasion.
Dhaka, Mar 6 (UNB) - The Walton Independence and National Day Volleyball Tournament, organised by Bangladesh Volleyball Federation will start on Thursday at the Shaheed Nur Hossain National Volleyball Stadium here.
Eight teams—Bangladesh Army, Bangladesh Navy, Bangladesh Air Force, Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB), Bangladesh Police, Bangladesh Ansar & VDP, Power Development Board (PDB), BKSP and Fire Service—will compete in the weeklong meet.
General Secretary of Bangladesh Volleyball Federation Ashiqur Rahman Miku disclosed the matter at a press conference in the federation office on Wednesday. Executive Director of the meet’s sponsor Walton FM Iqbal Bin Anwar and Tournament Committee Secretary Advocate Fazle Rabbi Babul also spoke on the occasion.
Four matches will be held on the opening day (Thursday).
Thursday’s matches are: Bangladesh Police vs Ansar & VDP (8 am), PDB vs BGB (9:30 am), Army vs Navy (3 pm) and BKSP vs Fire Services (4:30 pm).
The champion team will get prize money of Tk 20,000, runners-up team Tk 15,000 and the semifinalist teams will receive Tk 10,000 each.
Dhaka, Mar 6 (UNB) – The two-day Bir Muktijoddha Razab Ali Khan 3rd National and Invitational Masters Athletics Competition begin on Friday (March 8) at the Bangabandhu National Stadium here.
Youth and Sports Secretary of Bangladesh Awami League Harun-ur-Rashid will inaugurate the meet on Friday afternoon where President of Bangladesh Athletics Federation ASM Ali Kabir will also be present as special guest.
Some 400 men’s and women’s athletes of the country alongside a 50-member contingent from India’s West Bengal will compete in 155 events of the two-day meet—102 for the men’s and 53 for the women’s.
The detail of the meet was disclosed by the Bangladesh Masters Athletics Association President Advocate Nuruddin Chowdhury Nayon at a press conference at the conference room of Bangabandhu National Stadium here on Wednesday.
Dhaka, Mar 4 (UNB) – A contingent of Special Olympics Bangladesh will leave here for the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Friday (March 8) to participate in the “Special Olympics World Summer Games Abu Dhabi 2019” beginning there on March 14.
The Bangladesh team, consisting of 103 athletes, will compete in nine different disciplines of sports with a target to clinch 15-25 medals from the ensuing meet.
In Abu Dhabi, the Bangladeshi athletes will prepare themselves for the main part of the event which will begin on March 14. Bangladesh are one of the 170 countries that are participating in this year’s Special Olympics.
Cola-Cola Bangladesh will support the Bangladesh team in the ensuing games.
The Special Olympics is the world’s largest humanitarian sporting event and a global movement which focuses on the empowerment of people with intellectual disabilities through the power of sport.
The Special Olympics Bangladesh made this announcement at a press conference at the National Sports Council (NSC) auditorium in the capital on Monday.
Chairman of Special Olympics Bangladesh (SOB) Dr Shamim Matin Chowdhury, founder Chairman of Special Olympics Bangladesh Ashraf Dowla and Country Head of Coca-Cola Bangladesh Ltd Ajay Bathija spoke on the occasions.
In the previous Special Olympics held in the USA in 2015, Bangladesh secured 18 gold, 22 silver and 14 bronze medals.
Bangladesh participated in the Special Olympics for the last 25 years and brought pride for the country by winning 216 gold, 109 silver and 84 bronze medals.
Dhaka, Mar 3 (UNB)– Bangladesh Ansar clinched the men’s team title and Bangladesh Krira Shikkha Protishtan (BKSP) won the women’s team crown of the 36th National Senior Gymnastics Championship that concluded at the National Sports Council gymnasium here on Sunday.
Mohammad Saddam Hossain of Bangladesh Ansar became the individual champion in men’s group while Nur Akhter Banu of BKSP became individual champion in women’s group.
In the 21st National Junior Gymnastics Championship also concluded on Sunday, BKSP lifted both the men’s and women’s team event titles.
Mohammad Sajid Haque of BKSP emerged as the men’s individual champion while Miftahul Jannat Yeama of the same team became the women’s individual champion in the Junior Championship.
In the 4th Age Group Gymnastics, Quantum Foundation clinched the top slot securing nine medals out of 12 across four events.