Bangladesh Golfer Siddikur Rahman qualified for Rio Olympics


Bangladeshi Golfer Siddikur Rahman has recently qualified among the top 60 players for the Rio Olympics Games which will be played in Rio De Janeiro.

His place in the Olympic games was finalized when he finished his game and secured 56th position in the list published by the International Golf Federation on Monday.

For the first time any Bangladesh player has qualified for the match. Earlier, it had never won any Olympic medal.

Last week, Siddikur reported to Asian Tour’s official website and described the Olympics as “the top of the tree for sports”.

Siddikur has become a major star in Bangladesh and people started calling him as “Tiger Woods of Bengal”

Earlier, he used to collect balls at Dhaka’s upmarket Kurmitola Golf Club before he turned professional in 2005.

He will symbolize Bangladesh in the opening ceremony of Rio which will be hosted on August 5.

For the first time in 112 years golf has been included at the Olympics, with 60 competitors each in the men’s and women’s events playing a 72-hole strokeplay tournament.