An athlete in Chattogram died soon after completing a 21.1 km half marathon race in Chattogram’s Patenga sea beach. The deceased was identified as Jamil Hossain, 45, son of Moazzem Hossain of Nawabpara area of Patuakhali. Read:Bomb blast at Ctg traffic police box: JMB leader Selim held The incident occurred at 9 am on Friday (January 6) after the Chattogram City Half Marathon at the sea beach. Kabir Hossain, officer-in-charge (OC) of Patenga Police Station said, Jamil fell ill at the finishing point of the marathon. He was given first aid at the Navy Hospital from where he was taken to Chittagong Medical College Hospital. There the on-duty doctor declared him dead.
Women's participation in outdoor sports in a conservative country like Bangladesh is incredibly difficult. Women should move forward by persuading their families and avoiding society's conservative viewpoint. Shammi Nasrin is one such woman. The 46-year-old middle-aged woman stunned everyone by taking third place (63kg category) in a Bangladesh Powerlifting Association's weightlifting competition. Her accomplishment is a source of pride for women in Bangladesh. Despite the potential, many women are afraid to participate in sports such as weightlifting by defying society's conservative viewpoint. Shammi Nasrin's path as a weightlifter and the accomplishments of other notable women's weightlifters in Bangladesh are highlighted in this article. Shammi Nasrin's Journey as a Weightlifter It's no surprise that women's strength, which is frequently honored as motherhood, is a source of inspiration. A middle-aged Bangladeshi woman has not only enhanced feminine power but also transcended the constraints of societal taboos and other barriers with sheer drive and courage. A weightlifting competition was held by the Bangladesh Powerlifting Association. Shammi Nasrin, a 46-year-old mother of three, finished third in the 63-kg weightlifting category. She has astounded everyone with her accomplishment, given her present age, defying the obligations she has in her daily life. Read FIFA Women's Friendly Football: Bangladesh, Nepal play out goalless 2nd match Shammi Nasrin used to devote her life to caring for her three children (two boys and a girl) as well as domestic duties. However, she has always had a strong interest in weightlifting and is a sports enthusiast. Nasrin gradually realized that fitness is essential, especially as one reaches the age of forty. Her passion for fitness became even stronger once she began working out at the gym on a daily basis, and she decided to compete in the powerlifting competition. Shammi Nasrin's accomplishments made her children very proud. One of her sons is a semi-professional football player who draws inspiration from her. Read: Women in Afghanistan: Taliban Government to Ban Women's Sports in Afghanistan When women like Shammi come forward, the so-called myths of society will be dispelled, and more women will be motivated to follow in her footsteps. Bangladesh's Notable Female Weightlifters Smrity Akter, Shabira Molla, Chakma Fullpoti, Fayema Akter, Rokeya Sultana Sathy, Mabia Akhtar, Nisha Juhora Khaton, and Parvin Feroza are among the women weightlifters who have recently represented Bangladesh on the international stage. Mabia Akter Shimanta and Smrity Akter are two of the best female weightlifters in Bangladesh. They both won silver medals in the 5th ISSF International Solidarity Weightlifting Championship 2018 in Cairo, Egypt. Read: Bashonti Nibash, One Taka Hotel: First women-only hotel in Bangladesh by Bidyanondo Mabia took silver in the women's 71kg category; while Smrity won silver in the 45kg weight category. Mabia was also a gold medalist at the 2016 and 2019 South Asian Games. Shabira Molla is another talented female weightlifter from Bangladesh. In 2003, she came in third at the Asian Weightlifting Championships, and in 2007, she came in second at the Asian Junior Weightlifting Championships. She also earned a bronze medal in the 2019 South Asian Games. Other recent notable international successes by women weightlifters include: Juhora Khatun Nisha won gold (81 kgs), Rokeya Sultana Sathy took silver (155 kgs), Fullpoti Chakma took silver (55 kgs), and Fayema Akter took bronze (59 kgs) in the 2019 South African Games. Read: FIFA women's friendlies: Bangladesh lose 1-2 to Nepal Bottom Line It is possible to achieve any goal with a strong mind, such as Shammi Nasrin's, despite societal barriers. Bangladesh women should look up to her for inspiration. In addition, the family must play a significant role in Bangladesh women's progress. Bangladeshi women have had little success in weightlifting at the international level. However, we must strive to identify talented female athletes via countrywide talent search events. Women may succeed in the international arena if they are well cared for.
Arguably India's greatest ever athlete Milka Singh has died on Friday due to covid19 complications. Milka was infamously known as the ‘Flying Singh' because of his speed. He was the recipient of the ‘Padma Shri’ award, India's fourth-highest civilian honor, for his contribution to the development of Indian sport. Milka Singh was the first Indian athlete to achieve international prominence. He became a sporting legend in his nation after winning numerous trophies in the early 60s. Singh was dubbed "the finest athlete India has ever produced" by prominent journalist RohitBrijnath. This article discusses Milk Singh, one of India's finest ever Athletes. Milka Singh died of coronavirus infection India's renowned sprinter Milkha Singh has died at the age of 91 because of the novel coronavirus complications. He was diagnosed with Covid-19 in May and was admitted to a local hospital in Chandigarh. He died on Friday (June 18) after a month of treatment due to coronavirus-related problems such as fever and low oxygen saturation levels. Milka Singh was married to a former Indian volleyball captain Nirmal Kaur, who also died of the covid-19 infection last week at the age of 85. Read: Legendary Indian sprinter Milkha Singh dies Milka Singh's death has been mourned by Indians. Including Prime Minister Narendra Modi, many in the athletic and entertainment industries have sent their sympathies to his family. A film based on Milka Singh's life, 'BhaagMilkhaBhaag' was released in 2013, starring Farhan Akhtar, son of famous scriptwriter Javed Akhter. Milka Singh's identity and sporting achievements Milka Singh was born in 1929 in Govindpura, a tiny village in Pakistan's Multan region, but it was British-ruled India at the time. When Milka was a teenager, he lost both of his parents. He arrived in India after the partition in 1947 and worked odd jobs to earn a living. Later, he joined the Indian Army, where he found his athletic prowess. Milka Singh became India's first Commonwealth gold medal winner in 1958. He also won two gold medals in the 1958 Tokyo Asian games and two gold medals in the 1962 Jakarta Asian games. Read Famous Bangladeshi athletes with the most unique records Milka Singh failed to win an Olympic gold medal for India despite competing in 1956, 1960, and 1964 editions of the tournament. Singh finished fourth at the 1960 Olympics in Rome in the 400 meters with a time of 45.73 seconds, which was an Indian national record for 40 years. The way Indian-born Milka Singh played on the international stage in the 1960s was simply unparalleled. Many people believe he is the finest ever athlete in India. Verdict From the above discussion, it is apparent that Milka Singh was the first truly outstanding Indian athlete to achieve international acclaim. No other Indian athlete has reached such a high level of success in the world of athletics since then. Moreover, Athletes from South Asia find it challenging to excel in track and field. With this in mind, Milka Singh may be regarded as India's finest ever athlete. Read Top 5 Most Followed Athletes Across Social Media Platforms
Country's celebrated weightlifter and SA Games gold medal-winning Mabia Akhter Simanta clinched gold with new record in her favourite 64 kgs weight category event of the Bangabandhu 9th Bangladesh Games held in Mymensingh District gymnasium on Wednesday. Mabia, a lifter of Bangladesh Ansar, smartly clinched the event's gold medal with new national mark lifting total 181 kgs -- 80 kgs in snatch and 101 kgs in clean & jerk. Read: 3-day Bangabandhu 44th National Athletics commences The previous best record of Mabia was 179 kgs made in the Inter-Services Weightlifting Competition held in 2018. Mila Akhter of Bangladesh Army won the event's silver lifting 132 kgs while Laboni Akhter of Shipahi Bagh JS took the bronze lifting 116 kgs. Read 3 IU female students win medals in Bangladesh Games