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National Athletics: Army lead medal table with 15 golds, 11 silvers, 13 bronzes

Army had a clear lead in the Bangabandhu 46th National Athletics Championships 2022 medal table after securing 15 gold, 11 silver and 13 bronze medals at the end of day two Saturday.


At the Bangladesh Army Stadium in Banani, the second-placed Navy collected 11 gold, 15 silver and eight bronze medals.


Bangladesh Ansar and VDP, Prison Directorate (Bangladesh Jail) remained in third place with one gold, one silver and two bronze medals each.


Out of 40 events of the three-day national competition, 28 were decided in the first two days, featuring five new national records.


Three national records were made today – all by Navy women’s athletes in the discus throw, 50000-metre run and 3000-metre run.


Zafrin Akter made the day’s first record in the women’s discus throw covering a distance of 43.49 meters to break the 29-year-old event’s record of 42.90 metres made by Josna Afroz in 1993.


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Rinki Biswas made the day’s second record in the women’s 5,000-metre run with a timing of 19:41.40 seconds to improve her previous record of 19: 57.50 seconds in the event.


Shamsun Nahar Ratna set the day’s third record in the 3,000-metre run with a timing of 10:39.55 seconds to break the event’s record of 10:43.30 seconds made by Rinki Biswas in 2021.


Source: United News of Bangladesh