Humaira Akhter Antara, a gold medallist in Karate from the 2019 South Asian Games is readying herself for the upcoming Asian Games in China. But her story is not just a tale of kicks, strikes, and breaking bricks with her hand like in the movies; it's a story of defying norms, of smashing through glass ceilings, and most importantly — rising against the overwhelming tides that society throws at us.
Women’s bodybuilding is on the rise in Bangladesh. Even if we rewind the clock to a few years back, we would hardly find any news that had women and bodybuilding paired together. But despite the lack of opportunities and the alarming number of obstacles they have to overcome, more and more women are entering the field of professional bodybuilding and the number of participants in such events are rapidly increasing with each passing event.
The biggest highlight of fencing in Bangladesh was when Fatima Mujib earned the gold medal in the sabre event of the South Asian Games in December, 2019.