Siddikur creates Olympic history for Bangladesh
DHAKA: Golfer Siddikur Rahman has turned into the primary ever Bangladeshi to specifically meet all requirements for the Olympics Games in the wake of establishing his status as one of the main 60 players for one month from now’s competition in Rio de Janeiro.
The 31-year-old’s place was affirmed when he completed in 56th spot in the rankings list distributed by the International Golf Federation on Monday, the cut-off date for capability.
Bangladesh is the most crowded nation never to have won an Olympic award and every past contestant have needed to depend on trump cards gave by the International Olympic Committee and other global games bodies.
While a few of the world’s top golfers, including Rory McIlroy and Jordan Spieth, are avoiding Rio, two-times Asian Tour champ Siddikur has clarified his energy at the possibility of going after a decoration.
Addressing the Asian Tour’s legitimate site a week ago, Siddikur depicted the Olympics as “the highest point of the tree for games”.
In a nation generally fixated on cricket, Siddikur has turned into a noteworthy star in Bangladesh and been named the “Tiger Woods of Bengal”.
He built up his affection for the amusement by gathering balls at Dhaka’s upmarket Kurmitola Golf Club before turning proficient in 2005.
Siddikur is currently anticipated that would convey Bangladesh’s banner in the opening service in Rio on August 5 as the leader of a little unexpected which will incorporate four comrades who have been allowed special cases.
It is the first run through in 112 years that golf has been arranged at the Olympics, with 60 contenders each in the men’s and ladies’ occasions playing a 72-opening strokeplay competition.