Nazma Khatun and Romana Akter continued their supremacy in the third and final day of the 28th National Swimming Championship that concluded in Mirpur’s Swimming Complex on Tuesday with the former bagging the most number of gold medals and the latter setting the highest number of national records.
Nazma also bettered her previous best to set a new national record in the women’s 50metre freestyle event. The Bangladesh Navy swimmer clocked 29.11s, improving on her previous record of 29.82s. Sonia Akter Tumpa took home the silver medal, clocking 29.69s, while Doli Akter finished third. Nazma, who grabbed six golds including four national records to top the individual medal list, also set another national record in the women’s 800m freestyle.
Romana, who set a number of national records and also claimed the second most gold medals as an individual participant, finished top in the women’s 200m breaststroke event with a new national record of 2.51s.
The Bangladesh Army swimmer also won gold in the 200m butterfly event to bag a total of five golds and one silver medal, including five new national records in the tournament.
Naima Akter of Bangladesh Army registered a new national record in the women’s 50m backstroke event, clocking 33.74s. She won three golds, two silvers and one bronze, including three records.
Mahfizur Rahman Sagor clinched gold in the men’s 50m freestyle event, setting a new national record. The Bangladesh Navy swimmer took 23.98s to touch the finishing line, beating second-placed Asif Reza and Masud Rana. Sagor broke his own previous record, 24.02s, which he set two years ago.
In the men's individual medal list, Bangladesh Army swimmer Jewel Ahmed topped the chart with four golds and one bronze while Sagor won three golds and one silver, including two national records. Mahmudun Nobi Nahid won three golds.
Overall, Bangladesh Navy continued their domination in the country’s swimming arena as they finished top of the table with a total of 50 medals, including 24 golds, 16 silvers and 10 bronzes while Bangladesh Army placed second with 14 golds, 19 silvers and 14 bronzes. BKSP finished third with two golds, five silvers and 10 bronzes.