Dhaka and Mymensingh moved into the gold medal deciding match of the girl’s football event of the inaugural Bangladesh Youth Games, albeit in a contrasting manner on Monday.
Dhaka thrashed Khulna 16-0 while Mymensingh edged past Chittagong 3-2 in their respective semi-finals.
Shahida Khatun scored eight goals alone for Dhaka while Sadiya Akter netted four goalsin the lop-sided contest at Kamalpur with Ratna, Khadiza and Afida scoring goals. Khulna’s defender Tamanna scored an own goal.
Mymensingh came from one goal behind to beat Chittagong in the other semi-final
Thumraching Marma put Chittagong ahead converting a penalty before Marufa, Rony and Salma struck a goal apiece to give Mymensingh a 3-1 lead.
Sushu Chakma reduced the margin of defeat for Chittagong.
The final between Dhaka and Mymensingh will be held on Wednesday.
The swimming event of the games ended on Monday with Ariful Islam shining again with two more gold medals.
Arif of Dhaka, who won gold medals in the 50-metre and 100-metre freestyle events and 50-metre backstroke event on Sunday, bagged two more gold medals in the 200-metre freestyle and 100-metre breaststroke events on Monday.
Arif, a member of the Commonwealth Games bound Bangladesh swimming team, finished with highest five gold medals.
However, Arif’s dominance was not enough for Dhaka as they had to remain content with second place in swimming with 14 medals including six golds, as many silvers and two bronze medals.
Khulna division became champions in the swimming with 16 medals including eight golds and as many silvers.
Khadiza Akter Bristy was the star for Khulna by winning two gold medals and one silver medal.
Elsewhere, the track and field events got underway on Monday with Zahid Rayhan and Sheuly Khatun lifting the crowns of boy’s and girl’s 400-metre sprint events respectively.
Representing Mymensingh, Zahid, the semi-finalist of the World Youth Championships last year in Nairobi, took 49.70 seconds to secure the gold medal beating Mohammad Jubayer of Chittagong and Al Nayeem Sheikh of Dhaka.
Sheuly Khatun of Rajshahi took 1:01.10 seconds to finish her run which was enough to win the 400-metre sprint gold medal.
Ivy Akter Orin of Khulna and Shamsun Nahar of Chittagong managed silver and bronze medals respectively.
In the judo discipline, Dhaka division showed their supremacy as they won eight medals including six gold medals and two silvers.
Rajshahi managed 13 medals including three gold and five silvers and as many bronze medals to finish second.
In the table tennis event, Khulna managed gold medals in both the boy’s and girl’s team events.
Khulna beat Rangpur in the boy’s team final while they beat Rajshahi in the girl’s team final.
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