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Sunday, September 13, 2015, Bhadra 29, 1422 BS, Zilqad 28, 1436 Hijr

Multi-talented Srabone clinches women shot-put gold
Sports Reporter
Published :Sunday, 13 September, 2015,  Time : 12:00 AM  View Count : 18
The BJMC athlete Srabone became champion in the women shot-put event of the AKM Shamsuzzoha Memorial 39th National Athletics Tournament-2015 on Saturday at the Bangabandhu National Stadium.
Only ten-day practice and that was all Srabone Mollick got before the event. Srabone clinched the title after throwing at a distance of 10.63 meter in the event and was awarded gold medal.
The 19-year athlete is actually a Kabaddi player, who has been playing for Team BJMC for last three years.
Two months ago, her coach Mr. Islam suggested her to take part in Athletics as she got the essential body fitness for it and a shot-put coach Shahin Azad was appointed to train her.
"I had a ten-day practice only. As a new participant in the event, it was not easy for me to think to clinch the title, but I was confident to do well. Now I'm successful."
Srabone is the younger child of her parents Ratan Mollick and Tulshe Mollick. She has two elder brothers and she is an Intermediate first year student at Narail City College
Not only Kabaddi or Athletics, she played Wrestling, Handball and Throwball too.
She is a national awardee in Wrestling and clinched one gold, silver and bronze in wrestling events. She was in the Bangladesh women's Throwball teams that took part in the Pentangular International Throwball Championship held in Bangalore, India recently.
In the meantime, she was called to join the SA Games camp and will join there after the Athletics event.
The story of her coming in the sporting sector begins when she was in class six. Rimi Sarker, a fellow from her village also a cricketer insisted Srabone to play a cricket match with her in the district level where a BJMC coach saw her and picked her for a handball match. In BJMC, Srabone got training for Kabaddi getting inspiration from coach Tariqul Islam Shanto.
Srabone believes that good coaching would be helpful for more development in future. She said, "If I can get training from high-level coach whatever, local or foreign, I think I will be able to do well. We have no enough training facilities or good coaching staff."
However, the Narail girl likes all sorts of game. She said it's really tough to do well in all events as there are several events always going on all over the year with a little time to practice for.
In response to a question about her fondness to other sports, she said, "Yeah, my home town Narail is famous for Table Tennis and Football, but I'm more interested in Kabaddi. Yet I like all other events."
"I'll always be in sports till I have the strength, ability and chance. I love games and sports and will always try to be with these."
She gleefully informed about how supportive her family and society was for her career.

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