RAHMAN Mohammad Mahfizur < Back  
Sport Swimming
CGA Bangladesh   
Gender Men
Born 15 May 1993 in Pabna, BAN
Height1.80 m
Human Interest
Further Personal Information
Languages Bengali, English, Hindi
Higher education History - Jahangirnagar University : Dhaka, BAN
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport? He took up the sport in 2000 in Pabna, Bangladesh.
Why this sport? His father encouraged him to begin swimming.
International Debut
Year 2009
Competing for Bangladesh
General Interest
Hero / Idol Brazilian swimmer Cesar Cielo, US swimmer Michael Phelps. (Athlete, 23 Jul 2012)
Injuries At the 2018 Asian Games in Indonesia, he withdrew from the 200m freestyle after failing to recover from jetlag, but still took part in the 50m and 100m freestyle events. (newagebd.net, 20 Aug 2018)

In mid-2016 he suffered a shoulder injury. (thedailystar.net, 10 Jul 2016)
Sporting philosophy / motto "If you want to get somewhere, it will take self-sacrifice, hard work and effort from all sides." (bdnews24.com, 17 Jul 2016)
Awards and honours He was flag bearer for Bangladesh at the opening ceremony of the 2012 Olympic Games in London. (thedailystar.net, 13 Jul 2012)
Other information SCHOLARSHIP
He was one of 36 swimmers from across the world to receive an International Swimming Federation [FINA] Scholarship in 2017, which was designed to help the athletes to qualify for and participate at the 2017 World Championships in Budapest, Hungary. The scholarship also presented the athletes with the option to train at FINA-approved training centres in Thailand, the United States of America and Senegal. (thanyapura.com, 21 Jun 2017; fina.org, 01 Mar 2017)