Nat’l Athletics: Navy emerge champions, Army runners-up

Dhaka, Jan 18 (UNB) – Bangladesh Navy emerged champions in the 43rd National Athletics Championship’2020 securing a total of 47 medals — 21 gold, 18 silver and 8 bronze — on the third and last day at the MA Aziz Stadium in Chattogram on Saturday.

Bangladesh Army finished runners-up securing 42 medals – 14 gold, 14 silver and 14 bronze while Ansar and VDP finished 3rd securing two medals – one gold and one silver.

Bangladesh Jail finished 4th securing six medals, BJMC 5th securing four medals, Bangladesh Air Force 6th securing five medals, Sylhet District Sports Association (DSA) 7th securing one medal and Narail DSA 8th securing one medal.

A total of 375 athletes including 88 women from 33 teams took part in 36 events of the meet. The Bangladesh Athletics Federation (BAF) organized national athletics championship outside the capital Dhaka after 14 years under the sponsorship of Chattogram City Corporation (CCC), but the result of the meet was not be recorded as the competition is being held on the grass ground with hand timing.

BAF also dedicated the meet to the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman making his birth centenary.UNB