• Wednesday, Nov 25, 2020
  • Last Update : 02:05 am

Jibon Boli clinches title at the 109th 'Jabbar-er Boli Khela'

  • Published at 12:14 am April 26th, 2018
Jibon Boli clinches title at the 109th 'Jabbar-er Boli Khela'
The 109th edition of Chattogram’s traditional wrestling competition “Jabbar-er Boli Khela” has been held at the port city's Laldighi Maidan. Abdul Jabbar Smriti Kusti Praitijogita and Boishakhi Mela Committee organize the century-old popular wrestling competition and a three-day fair every year on 12th day of Bangla month Boishakh. This year, Tarequl Islam Jibon alias Jibon Boli of Cox's Bazar’s Chakaria and Shahjalal of Cumilla had faced off for the title in the final, where Jibon emerged as the victor when Shahjalal was disqualified for alleged foul play. A total of 86 wrestlers of different age groups from different parts of the country had contested in this year's competition. [caption id="attachment_261349" align="aligncenter" width="800"] Champion Jibon Boli receives the trophy from Chittagong City Corpporation Mayor AJM Nasir Uddin after winning the final of Jabbar-er Boli Khela at Laldighi Maidan in Chattogram city on Wednesday Anwar Hussain/Dhaka Tribune[/caption] Chittagong City Corporation Mayor AJM Nasir Uddin distributed the trophies and the prize money to the champion and runner-up after the final. Afterwards, Jibon said: “My joy knows no bounds.” Former city corporation ward councillor MA Malek was the referee of the wrestling competition. “Boli” is the colloquial term for wrestlers and “Khela” refers to sports, but in this case wrestling. The competition has no age limit and its diversity contributes in amassing a huge number of spectators from all over the country. Abdul Jabbar, a rich merchant from Chattogram, started the competition in 1909 to encourage the youths to take part in the anti-British movement. The competition gained popularity over the years, particularly among the locals. Last year, Didar Boli had clinched the title at the 108th edition of the competition, defeating the previous year’s champion Shamshul Alam alias Shamshu Boli.
50
50
blogger sharing button blogger
buffer sharing button buffer
diaspora sharing button diaspora
digg sharing button digg
douban sharing button douban
email sharing button email
evernote sharing button evernote
flipboard sharing button flipboard
pocket sharing button getpocket
github sharing button github
gmail sharing button gmail
googlebookmarks sharing button googlebookmarks
hackernews sharing button hackernews
instapaper sharing button instapaper
line sharing button line
linkedin sharing button linkedin
livejournal sharing button livejournal
mailru sharing button mailru
medium sharing button medium
meneame sharing button meneame
messenger sharing button messenger
odnoklassniki sharing button odnoklassniki
pinterest sharing button pinterest
print sharing button print
qzone sharing button qzone
reddit sharing button reddit
refind sharing button refind
renren sharing button renren
skype sharing button skype
snapchat sharing button snapchat
surfingbird sharing button surfingbird
telegram sharing button telegram
tumblr sharing button tumblr
twitter sharing button twitter
vk sharing button vk
wechat sharing button wechat
weibo sharing button weibo
whatsapp sharing button whatsapp
wordpress sharing button wordpress
xing sharing button xing
yahoomail sharing button yahoomail