Bangladeshi swimmer Mahmudunnabi Nahid did not perform as expected in the recently concluded Birmingham Commonwealth Games. However, he made history in the Islamic Solidarity Games in Konya, Turkey and reached the semi-finals.
Today, Nahid reached the semifinals in 100m butterfly with a time of 56.20 seconds. Earlier, no swimmer from Bangladesh could reach the semi-finals of the Islamic Solidarity Games. The semi-final of this event will be held today at 9:30 pm Bangladesh time.
Nahid went down to the swimming pool in hit number three today. He was fifth out of eight people there. Iranian swimmer Mehrash Afgari became the first in this heat to reach the semi-finals. He clocked 54.75 seconds.
Bangladeshi swimmers could not do normal timing in the Commonwealth Games due to fatigue from long journey and extra cold in England. In Birmingham, Nahid participated in the 100m and 50m butterfly. Nahid took 56.78 seconds in 100m butterfly. Overall finished 26th out of 47 in the event.
This time he reduced the timing to 0.58 seconds. Nahid clocked 26.25 seconds in the 50m butterfly at the Commonwealth Games. Finished 41st out of 54 in the event.