Monday, 2 August 2010

Bangladesh to send 56 athletes to CWG

A 56-member Bangladesh contingent will participate in the 19th Commonwealth Games to be held in New Delhi on October 3-14 next, keeping their eyes on shooting and archery gold.

President of Bangladesh Handball Federation Nurul Fazal Bulbul was named as chef-de-mission of Bangladesh contingent comprising 35 athletics and 21 officials.

Leading athletes and sportsmen of the 71 Commonwealth nations will compete in the 17 disciplines of sports-Aquatics, Archery, Athletics, Badminton, Boxing, Cycling, Gymnastics, Field Hockey. Lawn Bowls, Netball, Rugby, Shooting, Squash, Table Tennis, Tennis, Weightlifting and Wrestling.

Out of 17 of sports, Bangladesh will compete in six disciplines of sports-Aquatics (Swimming 2+2), Archery (6), Athletics (2+2), Boxing (3), Shooting (6+6) and Weightlifting (3+3).

Vice President of Bangladesh Olympic Association and Chairman of the Training and Games Development Committee Mizanur Rahman Manu told the agency Monday that they are expecting gold medals in shooting and archery.

He said women's weight-lifter Fahima also have a chance to fight for the gold as she was doing well presently.

Jubaidur Rahman Rana and Ferdous Ara Khanam will also accompany the Bangladesh contingent as general manager for men's and women's teams.

New Delhi is going to host the Commonwealth Games for the first time India after successful holding of the prestigious Asian Games in 1951 and 1982. It will be the 2nd Commonwealth Games in Asia after Kuala Lumpur in 1998.


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