Bangladeshi Athlete Abdullah Hel Baki (Shooting) – Biography, Records, Career and Achievements

Know Our Tokyo Olympians: Abdullah Hel Baki

After a delay of one year due to a raging pandemic, the biggest sports competition in the world has finally commenced. The Tokyo Olympics 2020 has started and Bangladesh has sent her best athletes and performers to the Olympics. We will be looking into the six participants representing Bangladesh at Tokyo Olympics. Today, we will be looking at a veteran of shooting and an olympian who has graced the stage once before. We will be looking at a flag bearer, Abdullah Hel Baki.

Personal Information

Abdullah Hel Baki, is in true form a veteran among Bangladeshi shooters. Born on August 1, 1989 in Gazipur, Abdullah Hel Baki has always had his sights on sports. He works in the Bangladesh Navy and also competes in shooting competitions all around the world. He also had his sights set on sports even in his education. He earned a degree in sports studies from the Uttara University in Dhaka.

Abdullah Hel Baki at Tokyo Olympic 2020

In Shooting

Like the focused shooter, he also set his goals pretty early. He has been practicing shooting since 2006 and has been participating in competitions, local and global, since 2008. He is a left eye and right hand orthadox shooter. He cites Indian shooter Gagan Narang as his sporting hero. His event of choice is the 10m Air Rifle.

Accomplishments

He has had quite a career in the 10m air rifle event throughout his career. He won the event in the 4th Islamic Solidarity Games in Baku in 2017. Baki is a regular participant in international competitions. His participation and ranking in International competitions include:

  • Rio Olympics 2016 (25th)
  • Asian Games 2018, Indonesia (19th)
  • 2010 World Cup, Munich (32nd)

Baki has been the flag bearer for Bangladesh in previous events. These include the Commonwealth Games in 2018 in Australia and the Asian Games in 2014 in South Korea. As a veteran and experienced shooter Abdullah Hel Baki stands among the best shooters of Bangladesh.

He lists winning the World Championship and representing Bangladesh in the Tokyo 2020 Olympics as his dream. Baki has certainly achieved the latter. Let us cheer for Abdullah Hel Baki and the other Olympians as they hold the Bangladeshi flag high in the Tokyo olympics.

Bangladeshi Athlete RAYHAN Mohammad Jahir (Racing) – Biography, Records, Career and Achievements

Know Our Tokyo Olympians: Jahir Rayhan

The Olympics are back! After an extended wait, the Tokyo Olympics 2020 has now finally commenced. Amid the global pandemic, watching athletes put forth their best to represent their nations boosts our will in these uncertain times. Bangladesh is also sending their champions to represent the country in arguably the biggest sports competition in the World! We will take a look at the athletes representing Bangladesh at the Tokyo Olympics. Today the spotlight will be on the track athlete, Mohammad Jahir Rayhan.

Personal Information

Mohammad Jahir Rayhan is among the youngest of the six participants in the Tokyo Olympics. He was born in April 2001 in Sherpur Bangladesh. His craze about sports has been apparent from his early age. Rayhan states that he was a football fanatic growing up. His parents wanted him to pursue the standard educational route but his passion for sports shone through in the end. On his father’s wishes, he got into athletics. He got admission in the most prestigious Bangladeshi Sports Institute: BKSP and pursued Athletics. He began training as an Athlete in 2012. He studies in Jessore University of Science and Technology currently. His sports team is the Bangladesh Navy Track and Field.

Jahir Rayhan at Tokyo Olympic 2020

In Track and Field

Rayhan has seen enviable success on the national level in Track and Field. His preferred events are 200m and 400m sprints. He has shown exceptional performance in the 400m. Rayhan recently broke a 32 year record of Athlete Milzar Hossain and now holds the fastest time in the National Level in the 400m sprint. The current record he set is 46.86 seconds. Rayhan has also represented Bangladesh in other International Athletic Competitions. His best time and attended competitions include:

  • World Athletic Championships 2019 in Qatar, 400m Heat (48.48 seconds)
  • Asian Championships 2019 in Qatar, 400m Heat (48.51 seconds)
  • World Youth Championships 2017 in Kenya (48.22 Seconds)

Rayhan also went through some struggles in his track and field career. In 2019 he was hospitalized with altitude sickness at a certain event in Nepal. But he persevered and worked to accomplish his goals. His dream was to one day represent the Bangladesh Olympics. This has become true as he is one of the Bangladeshis at the Tokyo Olympics 2020! Let’s cheer Mohammad Jahir Rayhan and the other Bangladeshi Olympians to the finish line and beyond!

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