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Islamic Games: Bangladeshi sprinter Imranur Rahman advances to 100-meter semifinal

Bangladesh’s fastest man Imranur Rahman advanced to the semifinal of the men’s 100-meter sprint with his new record timing in the 5th Islamic Solidarity Games held in the Turkish city of Konya on Monday.


He was placed 2nd in his respective heats of the men’s 100 meters sprint, participated by eight sprinters, with a timing of 10.01 seconds.


Imranur will compete in the semifinal on Tuesday at 4:30 pm local time.


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Imranur, who set the event’s new national record in the just concluded Birmingham Commonwealth Games 2022, with a timing of 10;47 seconds, today (Monday) further improved the event’s national marks.


An 84-member contingent are representing Bangladesh in the Islamic Solidarity Games Konya’ 2022 in eleven disciplines of sports–Athletics, Archery, Fencing, Gymnastics, Handball, Karate, Shooting, Swimming, Table Tennis, Wrestling, and Weight-lifting.


Although the formal opening of the Islamic Solidarity Games 2022 will be held on Tuesday (Aug 9), a good number of the competitions have already started and some medals were also decided in Konya.


Islamic Games: Bangladeshi sprinter Imranur Rahman advances to 100-meter semifinal


Meanwhile, a 15 member Bangladesh Archery team will leave the capital for Turkey Tuesday night at 11 pm by a Turkish Airlines fight to participate in the 5th Islamic Solidarity Games beginning in the Turkish city of Konya on Tuesday (Aug 9).


Fencer Fatema Mujib, who won gold medal in the last SAFF Games, will carry the red and green flag in Tuesday’s opening ceremony of the Islamic Solidarity Games Konya, 2022..


All the teams, except archery and karate, already reached Turkey to participate in the games.


Bangladesh archery team comprises twelve eleven archers and three team officials, will start their campaign in the country’s one of the prospective events (archery) in the mega games on August 15. The other prospective event of Bangladesh is shooting.. .


Members of the Bangladesh team are : archers -Ruman Shana, Hakim Ahmed Rubel, Sagar Islam (recurve men’s), Diya Siddiqui, Nasrin Akhter, Beauty Roy (recurve women’s) , Mithu Rahman, Mohammad Ashiquzzaman, Sohel Rana (compound men’s), Shymoly Rai, Pushpita Zaman and Roxana Akhter (compound women’s)


Officials are: Sohel Akram (team manager), Martin Frederick (head coach) and Mohammad Hasan (assistant coach).


Besides, General Secretary of Bangladesh Archery Federation Kazi Rajibuddin Ahmed Chapal will act as the technical delegate of the games archery while Tanveer Ahmed of Bangladesh will also act as the archery judge of the games. Both are now staying in Turkey. .


Source: United News of Bangladesh