Rubel Rana

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Rubel Rana
Personal information
Full name Mohammed Rubel Rana
National team  Bangladesh
Born (1983-04-02) 2 April 1983 (age 34)
Dhaka, Bangladesh
Height 1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)
Weight 73 kg (161 lb)
Sport Swimming
Strokes Backstroke

Mohammed Rubel Rana (born 2 April 1983) is a Bangladeshi swimmer, who specialized in backstroke events.[1] He was one of the five athletes to represent Bangladesh at the 2008 Summer Olympics, rounding out the field of 45 swimmers in the men's 100 m backstroke.

Rana was invited by FINA to compete for Bangladesh in the men's 100 m backstroke at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing.[2][3] Swimming on the outside in heat one, Rana closed out the field to last place with a lifetime best in 1:04.82, more than eight seconds away from the heat's fastest swimmer and 2004 Olympian Danil Bugakov of Uzbekistan. Rana failed to advance to the semifinals, as he rounded out the roster of 45 swimmers in the prelims.[4] Rana was also the nation's flag bearer at the opening ceremony.[2]


  1. ^ "Mohammed Rubel Rana". Olympics at Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 24 November 2012. 
  2. ^ a b "Rubel carries national flag in Beijing as Sharmin loses eligibility". 5 August 2008. Archived from the original on 12 August 2008. Retrieved 24 November 2012. 
  3. ^ Azad, Shara (1 August 2008). "Bangladesh in the Beijing Olympics". Bangladesh: The Daily Star. Retrieved 28 March 2016. 
  4. ^ "Swimming: Men's 100m Backstroke Heat 1". Beijing 2008. NBC Olympics. Archived from the original on 21 August 2012. Retrieved 24 November 2012. 

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