Dhaka, May 2 (UNB)- Four events of the Suzuki 9th National Airgun Championship were decided at the National Shooting Complex in Gulshan on Thursday with famed shooter Sharmin Akter Ratna of Dhaka Rifle Club clinching the gold medal in Women’s Air Rifles.
Secretary of National Sports Council Md Masum Karim was the chief guest at the day’s closing function and later he distributed the prizes among the winners.
General Secretary of Bangladesh Shooting Sport Federation (BSSF) M Enthekhabul Hamid was also present at the function.
Results of the day’s events:
Air Rifle (Women): 1st -Sharmin Akter Ratna of Dhaka Rifle Club (score 242.8);
2nd - Suraiya Akter of Narayanganj Rifle Club (score 241.2); 3rd -Sharmin Akter of Narayanganj Rifle Club (score 219.9)
Air Pistol (Women): 1st - Ardian Ferdousi Akhi of Kushtia Rifle Club (score 225.8);
2nd -Armin Asha of Navy Shooting Club (score 225.0), 3rd -Jannatul Ferdousi Bonna of Army Shooting Association (score 203.2)
Air Pistol (Women’s Junior): 1st -Nilufar Yeasmin of BKSP Shooting Club (score 230.1); 2nd -Aljela Amjad Antu of Army Shooting Association (score 219.8); 3rd -Turing Dewan of BKSP Shooting Club (score 200.6)
Air Rifle (Women’s Junior): 1st -Kamrun Nahar Koli of Narayanganj Rifle Club (score 239.3), 2nd - Mayeda Momo Tahina of Army Shooting Club (score 239.1); 3rd - Farbin Chawdhury Ritika of Kushtia Rifle Club (score 218.1)
Charlotte, May 1 (AP/UNB) — Harold Varner III worked up the courage to ask a favor of Tiger Woods for a close friend with colon cancer.
The timing made it surreal.
Woods made a videotaped message for Daniel Meggs on the Wednesday before the Masters, encouraging the former Wake Forest golfer to keep fighting and to never give up hope.
"I sent it to him and he sent the greatest reply ever," Varner said Tuesday ahead of the Wells Fargo Championship. "He said, 'Well, I can die now.' We're laughing. He's like, 'No man, it's really cool. I needed this.'"
And then it got even better. Meggs was so excited to get the video he predicted that Woods was going to win. Varner was at home on Sunday of the final round as he watched Woods come from two shots behind on the back nine at Augusta National to win his fifth green jacket and his first major in 11 years.
That's when he called Meggs again.
"For like a good 20 seconds, we didn't say anything. We just cried," Varner said. "I'm just glad he wasn't in front of me because I would not have said anything. It was just super awesome. I didn't do anything, but the joy that I got out of seeing him talk to me, I just can't put it into words."
Varner pulled out his phone to see the message again. Most impressive was that Woods put thought into a video that was 17 seconds long.
"Hey, Daniel," Woods says in the video. "I know you're going through a difficult time. But I just want you to know that I'm pulling for you. Stay strong and keep fighting. That's the most important thing. Never give up hope. You're an inspiration to all of us. Just keep hanging in there, all right? Take care, dude."
Varner says he and Meggs grew up together. He said Meggs went to Wake Forest on an Arnold Palmer scholarship while Varner played at East Carolina. Varner's lone victory is the Australian PGA Championship at the end of 2016.
He said he hasn't seen Woods since the Masters and can't wait to see him next. Woods had intended to play the Wells Fargo Championship but decided last week he wasn't ready to return after a draining victory in the Masters.
"For him to do that, I thought that was very ... I mean, who am I? Nobody. I just shouted out there and it worked," Varner said of his request. "But this guy is still fighting for his life, no matter what. For him to be excited about Tiger ... I don't know, man. I think it's pretty awesome."
Dhaka, April 30 (UNB) – Bandarban District clinched the Marcel 4th National Youth (Men’s) Handball title beating Kushtia District by 31-22 goals in the final at the Shaheed (Capt) M Mansur Ali National Handball Stadium here on Tuesday.
They led the first half by 20-10 goals. Azad Hossain scored 11 goals for the winners while Sangram Hossain Saif scored 15 goals for the losers.
Uchatayi Marma of the champions Bandarban District was adjudged the best player of the tournament, organised by Bangladesh Handball Federation (BHF).
Executive Director of the meet’s sponsor Walton Group FM Iqbal Bin Anwar was the chief guest at the day’s closing function. BHF General Secretary Asaduzzaman Kohinoor was also present on the occasion.
Dhaka, Apr 29 (UNB) – Dhaka Mariner Youngs Club Hockey Committee Chairman and Mohammedan SC councillor AKM Mominul Haque Sayeed was elected new general secretary of the Bangladesh Hockey Federation (BHF) on Monday.
Sayeed beat outgoing general secretary and first captain of Bangladesh National Hockey team Abdus Sadeque by 47-36 votes in the much-talked-about election.
In an instant reaction, Sayeed said, "We have got a fair election today. I hope we’ll work together for the development of hockey."
All the 84 councillors of the federation exercised their voting rights from 10am to 3pm peacefully at the changed venue of Sultana Kamal Women’s Sports Complex in Dhanmondi.
The election commission shifted the polling venue from the National Sports Council NSC on Sunday, just a day before the election, to ensure a ‘free and fair’ election.
Four of the five vice-presidents -- Sajed AA Adel (49), Dr Mahfuzur Rahman (44), Zaki Ahmed (44) and Mohammad Yousuf Ali (40) -- were elected from Sajed- Sadeque panel while Abdur Rashed Shikder of Rashid-Sayeed panel was elected other vice president bagging highest 58 votes.
Mohammad Yousuf (69) of the Sajed-Sadeque panel and Kamrul Islam Kistmat (45) of the Rashid-Sayeed panel were elected joint secretaries.
Hazi Mohammad Humayan of the Rashid-Sayeed panel was elected treasurer beating outgoing treasurer Kazi Moinuzzaman Pila by 44-40 votes.
Out of 19 EC members, Sajed-Sadeque panel got 12 and the remaining seven went of the Rashid-Sayeed panel.
Elected EC members from the Sajed-Sadeque panel- Mosaddek Hossain Pappu (80), Alamgir Alam (74), Towfiqur Rahman Ratan (68), Zahid Hossain Raju (62), Tutul Kumar Nag (49), Mahbub Morshed Alam Lebu (48), Tareq A Adel (48), Harunur Rashid Rinku (47), Mamunur Rashid (47), Faisal Ahsanullah (47), Zahirul Islam Mitul (46) and Zafarul Ahsan (45).
EC members from the Rashid–Sayeed panel: Safayet Hosain (51), Badrul Islam Dipu (49), Tariquzzaman (49), Khawja Taher Latif Munna (48), Jamil Abdus Naser (47), Shahidullah Titu (46) and Rafiqul Islam Kamal (45).
Two panels -- one led by Abdus Sadeque and the other led AKM Mominul Haque Sayeed, also a DSCC councillor -– contested the Hockey Federation election.
A total of 55 candidates competed in 28 posts of the federation executive committee, including five vice-presidents, one general secretary, two joint secretaries, one treasurer and 19 EC members.
Dhaka, Apr 28 (UNB) – A 3-day first-ever U-16 National Basketball Championship, started on Sunday at National Indoor Stadium in Mirpur here.
Nine district teams and BKSP were participating in the meet organised by Bangladesh Basketball Federation.
Six matches were decided on the opening day (Sunday).
Khulna beat Dinajpur by 33-29 points, Gazipur defeated Jashore by 40-31 points, Chattogram crushed Rajshahi by 48-28 points, BKSP overcame Dhaka by 36-28 points, Gazipur again beat Cumilla by 53-31 points while Cumilla defeated Jashore by 45-28 points in the day’s encounters.