Swimmer Sagor calls time on international career

Staff Correspondent | Published: 22:46, Dec 09,2019


Bangladesh’s swimmer Mahfizur Rahman Sagor called time on his international career, after a below-par show in the ongoing 13th South Asian Games in Nepal on Monday.

Sagor, who won only one bronze medal in the 13th SA Games in the 4x100m freestyle relay clocking 3:30:72seconds with Ashif Reza, Ariful Islam and Mahmudunnabi Nahid on December 5, was heartbroken with his underwhelming performance and decided to call it quits through a facebook status.

‘Mohammad Mahfizur Rahman Sagor is feeling heartbroken. Retired from International Meet,’ he wrote in his personal facebook account.

In the last edition of SA Games in 2016, Sagor secured seven bronze medals. Four in the men’s individual 50m, 100m, 200m and 1500m freestyle events and three in 4x100m and 4x200m freestyle relay and 4×100m medley relay.

In 2010 SA Games in Dhaka, he won silver in the 100m and a bronze in the 50m in his first appearance in the biggest south Asian sporting meet.

Sagor had previously represented the country in multiple international sporting events including Olympics, Commonwealth Games and Asian Games.

He was also the national flag bearer of Bangladesh in the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.

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