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Mohammad Mahfizur RAHMAN
Sport Swimming
NOC Bangladesh   
Born15 May 1993 in Pabna, BAN
Height1.80 m
 Human Interest 
Further Personal Information
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
Competing for
General Interest
Hero / Idol
Brazilian swimmer Cesar Cielo, US swimmer Michael Phelps. (Athlete, 23 Jul 2012)
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
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)

 Competition Highlights
Olympic Games
Rank Year Venue Event Result
Heats 2016 Rio de Janeiro, BRA 50m Freestyle 23.92
39 2012 London, ENG 50m Freestyle 24.64
World Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
Heats 2017 Budapest, HUN 50m Freestyle 24.16
Heats 2017 Budapest, HUN 100m Freestyle 52.55
Heats 2015 Kazan, RUS 100m Freestyle 52.89
Heats 2015 Kazan, RUS 50m Freestyle 24.43
Heats 2013 Barcelona, ESP 50m Freestyle 24.39
Heat 2011 Shanghai, CHN 100m Freestyle 54.18
Heats 2011 Shanghai, CHN 50m Freestyle 24.82
World Championships Short Course
Rank Year Venue Event Result
Heats 2018 Hangzhou, CHN 50m Freestyle 23.66
Heats 2018 Hangzhou, CHN 100m Freestyle 51.76
92 2016 Windsor, ON, CAN 50m Freestyle 24.05 
101 2016 Windsor, ON, CAN 100m Freestyle 52.65 
Heats 2012 Istanbul, TUR 50m Freestyle 24.10
Asian Games
Rank Year Venue Event Result
Heats 2018 Jakarta, INA 50m Freestyle 24.54
Heats 2018 Jakarta, INA 100m Freestyle 53.59