Athletic

Islamic Solidarity Games: Bangladeshi lifter Sohayaba Rahman sets a new national record

Bangladeshi female weightlifter Sohayaba Rahman set a new national record in the ongoing Islamic Solidarity Games now being held in the Turkish city of Konya on Tuesday, lifting total 148 kgs in the women's 80+ Kg weight category.

Sohayba lifted 64 KGs in the snatch to break the previous national record of lifting 62 Kgs. In Clean and Jerk, she lifted 84 Kgs to improve the previous national marks of 77 Kgs. In total, she lifted 148 Kgs - bettering the previous best 139 Kgs.

But, her performance was not enough to earn a medal in the event as she finished eighth out of eight participants in the 80+ KG weight category.

Archery is considered Bangladesh's most prospective event in the ongoing Islamic games. but country's two famed archers Ruman Shana and Diya Siddique did not fulfill their expectation and were eliminated from the quarterfinals of their favorite recurve singles events in the Islamic Solidarity Games.

In the women's recurve singles, Diya lost to Yasemin Ecem of Turkey by 7-3 set points in the quarterfinals. Ecem won the first set by 28-25, the second set ended in a draw (29-29), third set Ecem won by 27-25. Diya won the fourth set by 28-26 and kept the game alive but in the next set, she lost by 28-24 points.

In the men's recurve singles, Ruman Shana lost to Ungalov Ozodbek of Uzbekistan in the quarterfinals, he lost by 6-0 (29/27, 27/26, 29/25).

Two other male recurve archers, Hakim Ahmed Rubel and Shagor Islam failed to reach the quarterfinals, they were eliminated in the pre-quarterfinals.

In women's recurve, Nasrin Akter was eliminated in the pre-quarterfinals and Beauty Roy was eliminated in the second round.

In the games swimming, Asif Reza of Bangladesh participated in the 100 meter freestyle in the third Heat and Asif finished sixth with a timing of 54.27 seconds.

In fencing, Bangladeshi fencer lost to Lebanon by 45-41 points in the second round of Men's individual foil

Source: United News of Bangladesh