29TH NATIONAL SWIMMING

Junaina continues her domination

Staff Correspondent | Published: 00:00, Mar 12,2019

 
 

Bangladesh Navy swimmer Junaina Ahmed (C) is seen with gold medals on the second day of the 29th National Swimming, Diving and Water polo Competition on Monday. — Courtesy photo

Junaina Ahmed of Bangladesh Navy and Jewel Ahmed of Bangladesh Army continued their domination in the 29th National Swimming, Diving and Water polo Competition when they set two more national records on Monday.
After creating new records in the 200m women’s freestyle and 200m women’s breaststroke events on the first day, Junaina set two more records in the women’s 400m individual medley and 4x200m women’s freestyle relay pairing with Sonia Akter on the second day.
In the women’s 4x200m freestyle relay, Junaina and Sonia pair clocked 09:52:09 to break the previous record of 09:57:10 set by Mahfuza and Sonia Khatun Tumpa.
Besides her records, Junaina won gold in the women’s 50m freestyle by clocking 00:29:99 and finished second in the women’s 100m backstroke by clocking 01:15:41.
Army swimmer Jewel, who set a new national record in the 200m men’s breaststroke event on Sunday, won two more golds by in the men’s 400m individual medley and men’s 100m backstroke on the second day.
Jewel clocked 04:50:00 in the 400m individual medley to break his own record of 04:52:15 that he set up in 2016. He clocked 01:00:76 in the 100m backstroke to break Rubel Rana’s record of 01:01:96 set in 2005.
Besides Junaina’s success, Navy swimmers set up two more records on the second day. Asif Reza clocked 00:23:85 to win the men’s 50m freestyle, breaking the previous record of 00:23:98 set by Mahfizur Rahman Sagor in 2016.
Navy’s Asif Reza and Monirul Islam pair created a new record in the men’s 4x200m freestyle relay, clocking 08:16:36, breaking the previous record of 08:19:61 set by Palash Chowdhury and Mahmudun Nabi Nahid.
Nahid emerged champion in the men’s 50m butterfly, clocking 00:26:15 while Sonia Khatun clocked 00:31:93 in the women’s 50m butterfly to add two more gold medals for Navy.
Naima Akter of Army clinched gold in the 100m women’s backstroke event by clocking 01:14:57.
After the second day of the four-day-long meet, Navy were leading the medals tally with 32 medals, including 13 golds, 12 silvers, and seven bronzes.
Army were in second position with 19 medals, including five golds, five silvers, and nine bronzes.

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