The highlight on the second day of the Bangladesh Youth Games divisional phase was how swimmers from Comilla dominated their discipline in Chittagong division yesterday.
Comilla's swimmers scooped up 11 of the 14 gold medals up for grabs at the Chittagong Club swimming pool with Jui Marma and Srabonti Akter bagging three each. Jui won the 100m freestyle, 50m backstroke and 100m backstroke events while Srabonti won the 200m freestyle, 50m breaststroke and 100m breaststroke events.
Meanwhile at the MA Aziz Stadium, Comilla's karatekas grabbed three gold medals and Rangamati's boxers also won three gold medals from their respective disciplines.
On the same day, Tangail district emerged as the champions of kabaddi from Dhaka division yesterday.
Tangail defeated Dhaka district by 33-17 points in the final at the Kabaddi Stadium in Paltan. Earlier, Tangail beat Narayanganj 37-14 before thrashing Gazipur 47-11 in the semifinal of this eight-team event.
“We could not bring a few players due to their exams. We well get them in the final phase which will make our team stronger. Our target is to become champions in the final phase,” said Tangail team manager Tuhinur Rahman.
“The secret to our success is training. The ten players we brought are from the same school, and since we had them together, we could train them in a systematic way which worked behind their success,” added Tuhin.
However, Dhaka will have an opportunity to avenge their defeat in kabaddi when the football teams of the two districts meet in the final today.
Dhaka edged Manikganj 4-3 in a tiebreak in the first semifinal at BKSP after regulation time ended in a 1-1 draw. Tangail defeated Kishoreganj 2-0 in the second semifinal at the same venue. The final will be held at 3:00pm today.