Hafizur Rahman has been playing karate for about 25 years. He has risen on the stage many times. But this time he had a different experience in Bangladesh Games. Karate Kumi played herself in the event, her daughter Kamrunnahar also played in the same event!
Hafizur won gold in the boys’ under-75kg singles category and in the team event for the Army. Kamrunnahar Army won the bronze in the under-65 kg weight category in the single crocodile.
The story of spreading such light of two generations was not only in the martial arts game karate mat, but also in the chess of Bangladesh Games. Grandmaster Ziaur Rahman and son Tahsin Tajwar Zia were seen on the black and white board. Both played for Ansar. Ziaur won the gold in the team event of Rapide and Tahsin Classical.
I was confident I would win. I am happy that the girl also got the medal in the end. Her bronze is worth more to me than two gold medals.
Hafizur Rahman, Karateka
Kamrunnahar became interested in karate after seeing his father Hafizur. Handcuffs to father last year. He reached the quarter finals with the first part in the last national competition. In the last eight, the federation selected her to take part in the girls’ kumite of Bangladesh Games. Then began the preparation of his games. Matikata, a student of Dhaka Cantonment Public School and College, made herself by practicing at the Sotkan Karate Academy next to the ECB premises. Even after learning the techniques from karate coach Afzal Islam, he would re-weld everything to his father.
Father and daughter had the same day event in this year’s games. Although Kamrunnahar was suffering from some nervousness before the start of the game, he finally surprised his father by winning the bronze. Hafizur himself won the gold medal as much as he was thrilled to win the gold medal, ‘For the first time, the girl and the father played in the same games. Many were curious about our performance. I was confident I would win. I am happy that the girl also got the medal in the end. Her bronze is worth more to me than two gold medals. ‘
Kamrunnahar’s mother did not want her daughter to play sports. But the karateka’s daughter could not deny the tension in the end. He took time out to play even after managing his studies. He credits his father for this, saying, “Mother forbids me to play.” But he wants to play after seeing his father. I won a medal in the same games with my father, it’s a big achievement for me. ‘
Grandmaster Ziaur Rahman and son Tahsin Tajwar received the medal.
Grandmaster Ziaur Rahman and son Tahsin Tajwar received the medal. Collected pictures
Famous faces in domestic chess are Ziaur Rahman and Tahsin Tajwar. Father and son have also faced each other in various competitions. However, this is the first time they have played together at the national level. Ziaur is the captain of Ansar’s chess team. Excited to play in the same team with his father, Tahsin said, ‘Dad gave me a chance to play a little less. Maybe the team didn’t want to take the risk to win. Even then, I got on the same stage with my father, that’s a big deal. ‘
Kamrunnahar-Tahsin dreamed that one day he would start playing the game by holding his father’s hand.