POST TIME: 6 December, 2019 00:00 00 AM
Another goldless day in SA Games in Kathmandu
Two male sprinters hospitalised with respiratory problems
Sports Reporter, Dhaka

Another goldless day in SA Games in Kathmandu

Bangladesh finished another dismal day at XIII South Asian Games yesterday in Kathmandu without winning any gold medal. They managed to clinch four  silver medals and two bronze on the day. Bangladesh won one gold on Monday and another three on Tuesday.

However, Bangladesh’s prospect of winning a medal in field and track event was shattered when a couple of male sprinters Zahir Raihan and Abu Taleb fell sick when they were preparing to start the 400m run final. Both of them complained about breathing problem and the physician stopped them from running the event.

Zahir Raihan, who was very much prospect to win medal in the 400 meters sprint finished third in the heat to move into the final and Abu Taleb also qualified for the final after finishing eighth in the heat. But both the athletes became ill after their heat and when they were suffering from respiratory distress and had to be hospitalised.  

After rushing into the hospital Dr Pabon Rawal of the emergency department of the Brooks Memorial Hospital said of Jahir that his pulse rate was higher than normal and did not allow him to participate in the final. “For rapid pulse rate than the normal velocity, so in this condition we can’t permit him to take part in the final,” said Dr Pabon Rawal.

Now, both the athletes are now in the hospital under treatment, according to information from Kathmandu. Silver medals came from shooting, wushu and weightlifting while bronze medals came from wushu and shooting. Syeda Atkia Hassan Disha, Umme Zakia Sultana Tumpa and Sharmin Akhter Ratna won silver in the 50 meters rifles three position team event following their 10 meters Air Rifles silver which they won on Wednesday.

Abdullah Hel Baki disappointed with winning bronze in the men’s 10 meters air rifles.   

Marjina won silver medal in Wushu and Dipti Das won bronze in the women’s event and   Rashed Hossain won bronze in men’s event.

Marjina won silver in the Nanchuan Nanda All-round event with scoring 16.30 when Nima Gharti of Nepal won gold in this event with scoring 18.91 points and Sri Lanka Sanju Kumari won bronze after scoring 14.74. Rashed won medals in the men’s Daoshu All-round event.   

In the men’s weightlifting Raj Kumar Roy won silver in the 55 Kg category after lifting a total weight of 184 Kg with 80 Kg in snatch and in 104 kg in jerk. The  gold went to Sri Lankan lifter  Waidi Kumara who lifted 235 Kg and Nepal won the bronze lifting 178 Kg.

In the women's weightlifting, Fulmoti Chaka won silver in the 55Kg weight categoriy when she lifted 148 Kg. Indian lifter Bindia Rani won the gold in this event with lifting 171 kg.

On the day, Bangladesh women’s handball team went down to Nepal fighting by 26-24 goals when they (Bangladesh) led the first half by 13-12 in Pokhara.