Rabbi swims 46km in quick time
Md Rabbi, a tenth grader from Bogura, became champion of the 'Sheikh Kamal Teesta Swimming 2021' competition held in Rangpur's Gangachara Upazila on Saturday.
He took 5 hours 38 minutes and 26 seconds to swim the 46km route, starting at the Teesta Barrage in Nilphamari and ending at the Sheikh Hasina Teesta Bridge in Mohipur in the Gangachara upazila of Rangpur.
Saiful Islam Russell of Borguna finished second, taking 5 hours and 50 minutes, while female swimmer Mitu Akter of Bogura secured third place at 6 hours and one minute.
Sixteen boys and girls in total participated in the competition, organised jointly by the Deputy Commissioner of Rangpur and the District Sports Association.
Moshiur Rahman Ranga, the member of parliament from the Rangpur-1 constituency, was present at the prize-giving ceremony held in the upazila on Saturday. Asib Ahsan, the Deputy Commissioner of Rangpur, chaired the event.