Kushtia, April 06 (Correspondent/OurVoice): Three athletes of Islamic University in Kushtia have won gold and bronze medals in ‘Bangabandhu 9th Bangladesh Games-2020 held in the capital Dhaka on Monday.
IU Physical Education Department Deputy Director M Asadur Rahman confirmed the matter to the newsmen on Monday night.
The three athletes are Jafrin Akhter, Anika Rahman Tamanna and Rinki Khatun. They all are the students of Islamic History and Culture Department of the university.
Jafrin won gold medal in discus-throw event, while Tamanna won three gold medals in 100m hurdles, 100m relay and 400m relay and Rinki won bronze medal in long jump event.
Asad said, ‘This is a matter of pride for our university.’ Our players are bringing success to the university at home and abroad. I hope this will continue, Asad added.
Bangladesh Olympic Association (BOA) organised the event on the occasion of the birth centenary of the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and the golden jubilee of the country’s independence.
A total of 5300 athletes are vying for the 1271 medals in 378 events of 31 disciplines across seven divisional cities and in the capital.