Sabah Mannan of DOT
Bangladesh athlete Mahfuzur Rahman secured a silver medal in the men’s high jump event on the first day of athletics discipline in the ongoing 13th South Asian Games at Kathmandu’s Dasharath Rangasala Stadium. India’s Sarvesh Anil won the gold medal in the high jump event, reports Dhaka Tribune.
Mahfuzur is sharing the second place with an Indian athlete clearing 2.16metre which is a new national record as well. The previous record of 2.15m was also set by Mahfuzur during the last national meet.
High jump coach Rafiqul Islam said that it’s the country’s first SA Games medal in high jump event.