Athletic

45th National Athletics: Imranur, Sumaiya emerge as fastest man, woman

Imranur Rahman of Bangladesh Army emerged as the new fasted man of Bangladesh by clinching men’s 100-meter sprint title with new national record in the Sheikh Kamal 45th National Athletics Championship’ 2021 that began on Monday at Bangladesh Army Stadium in Banani here.

Bangladesh Athletics Federation has organized the national meet marking the Birth Centenary of Bangabandhu and the Silver Jubilee of the country’s Independence,

State Minister for Social Welfare Ministry M Ashraf Ali Khan Khasru inaugurated the three-day meet Monday afternoon.

Imranur, a 28-year-old dual citizen of the UK and Bangladesh, clinched the men’s 100-meter gold with a time of 10.50 seconds breaking late Mahbub Alam’s 22-year old event record of 10.54 seconds set in 1999.

Sumaiya Dewan of BKSP emerged as the new fastest woman of the country by clinching women’s 100-meter sprint title clocking 12;30 seconds.

They dethroned Mohammad Ismail and Shirin Akhter, both of whom finished second to bag silver in their respective event this time.

Source: United News of Bangladesh