BKSP pupils rule the roost

Staff Correspondent | Published: 00:05, Mar 14,2018 | Updated: 23:56, Mar 13,2018


Urmi Akter of Khulna (L) and Sibagat Ullah of Chittagong pose for photograph after winning the girl’s and boy’s singles badminton titles of the Bangladesh Youth Games on Tuesday. — Courtesy photo

BKSP students continue to dominate the track and field events for different divisions in the inaugural Bangladesh Youth Games as the meet completed fourth day on Tuesday.
The students of the academy so far took part in eight events and won six gold medals alongside with four silvers and two bronze medals.
Hasan Miah, the 200metre champion in National Junior Championships last year, maintained his form in the Youth Games by winning the gold medal in this event.
Playing for Chittagong divisions, Hasan beat his academy fellow Zahir Rayhan of Mymensingh while Al Nayeem Sheikh of Dhaka managed bronze medal.
Hasan clocked 22.00second to complete his race while Zahir, who managed the 400metre gold on Monday, took 22.30second to secure the silver, 1.20second clear of Nayeem.
‘I’m happy to win the 200metre sprint gold,’ said Hasan, who hold the junior record of 10.60second in 100metre sprint.
‘But my main event is 100metre sprint. I am preparing for that now in the next three days.’
Another BKSP student Rupa Khatun, who won Triple Crown in the Junior National Championships in the 16-year age-group, managed gold medal in the girl’s 200metre sprint to help Rajshahi secure the gold medal clocking 26.00second.
Sumaiya Dewan of Dhaka won the silver medal with 26.50second while Sheuly Khatun managed bronze medal with 26.60second.
The Games’ authority shifted the 100metre sprints for both boy’s and girl’s category to the closing day on March 16.
Meanwhile, at the Monsur Ali Handball Stadium, Rajshahi division crowned champions in the girl’s handball event after beating Mymensingh 22-17 in the final match.
Rajshahi took a clear 14-5 lead in the first half. Purnima Rani scored highest eight goals while Shahnaz Akter scored six goals to help Rajshahi secure the gold medal.
Alpona Khatun and Misty Akter scored seven and five goals respectively for Mymensingh.
In the girl’s badminton events, Urmi Akter of Khulna managed two gold medals. Urmi beat Sylhet’s Zerin Sultana in the girl’s singles by 21-10, 21-4 points.
Later, Urmi and Sathi pair of Khulna beat Tisha and Farzana pair of Chittagong 21-14, 21-14 points in the girl’s doubles final.
In the boy’s singles, Chittagong’s Sibagat Ullah beat Sylhet’s Lokman Hossain by 22-20, 21-14 points to manage the gold medal while Sylhet’s Mongol Ray and Gourab Sarker pair beat Chittagong Sibagat and Akib pair by 21-9, 24-22 points to win the doubles’ gold in the boy’s category. 

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