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Ariful, Jewel bag silver in swimming

  • Published at 07:33 am December 8th, 2019
SA Games

Junayna Ahmed bagged another bronze in the women’s 800m freestyle event with a timing of 9:35.42m

Jewel Ahmed earned Bangladesh its first silver medal in swimming in the men’s 400metre individual medley event, which was followed by Ariful Islam’s silver in the men’s 50m breastroke event at Satdobato Swimming Complex in Kathmandu Saturday.

Ariful, one of the top performing Bangladeshi swimmers at the 13th South Asian Games so far, initially went close to winning the gold as he clocked 23.36s to touch the finishing line. 

Prema Selvaraj of India though eventually won gold with 28.06s timing. 

Jewel meanwhile, clocked 4:40.82m in his event where Sridhar Siva bagged gold with 4:27.27m timing.

To add to that, Junayna Ahmed bagged another bronze in the women’s 800m freestyle event with a timing of 9:35.42m.

Meanwhile in the women’s 50m breaststroke event, where Mahfuza Khatun Shila won gold in the 2016 edition, Romana Akter finished fifth with a timing of 36s.