Diving towards glory
Md Hussain, a student of class ten at Bangladesh Krira Shikkha Protishtan (BKSP), made the first national record in a 5-metre platform diving competition in 2018, and secured the second place in a 3-metre springboard diving competition in 2017.
Last year, he won three gold medals in three events, featuring 1 and 3-metre springboard diving challenges, as well as a 5-metre platform diving challenge. Hussain is from Hatbakua, Jhenidah.
He started to learn swimming under the guidance of his coach, Sirazul Islam Pinto, in 2015. The ambitious swimmer joined BKSP the following year.
Hussain's father, Shahadat Mondol, is a farmer. Owing to his commendable achievements in swimming, Hussain does not have to pay any tuition fees at BKSP.
Moving forward, Hussain hopes to join the Navy.