• Wednesday, Aug 12, 2020
  • Last Update : 03:28 am

Mahfuzur earns maiden high jump medal for Bangladesh in SA Games

  • Published at 11:45 am December 3rd, 2019
Mahfuzur
Mahfuzur Rahman celebrates winning silver in the high jump event of the South Asian Games in Kathmandu Tuesday Courtesy

The Kushtia-born athlete cleared 2.16m, which is a new national record as well

It was once again an average show by the Bangladesh athletes on the track and field, except for Mahfuzur Rahman, who bagged the country's maiden silver medal in the South Asian Games high jump event in its 13th edition Tuesday.

Mahfuzur was placed jointly at second with Chethan Balasub of India in the men's high jump event in the first day of athletics events at Dasharath Rangasala Stadium. 

Indian high-jumper Anil Sarvesh bagged gold (2.21m).

The Kushtia-born athlete cleared 2.16m, which is a new national record as well. 

The previous record of 2.15m was also set by Mahfuzur during the last national summer meet three months ago.

Mahfuzur finished fourth in the 2016 SAG with a 2m jump.

"It’s my first international medal at senior level. It’s also my personal best. I'm so happy," said Mahfuzur, who won gold in the same event of the junior (U-20) Athletics Championship in India last month with a 2.10m jump. 

It was only Mahfuzur and two Indians who cleared 2.16m after the bar was raised. 

"We lagged behind them in terms of training facilities. They did their practice at home and abroad all the year. If I had practiced well long term, I could have won gold here."


86
84
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