Mabia, Ashiqur allowed direct entry to CG
South Asian Games gold medalist weightlifter Mabia Akter Simanta and Ashiqur Rahman Taj have been allowed direct entry to the upcoming Commonwealth Games, thanks to their good performance in the regional competitions.
Birmingham Commonwealth Games authority confirmed it to the Bangladesh Olympic Association and Bangladesh Weightlifting Federation yesterday.
Mabia will compete in 64kg weight category while Taj will feature in 55kg weight category of the Games, scheduled to begin on July 28 in Birmingham.
Apart from weightlifting, Bangladesh will also participate in swimming, athletics, boxing, gymnastics, wrestling and table tennis.