Shammi Nasrin, 47, mother of three, has recently become a sensation after securing third place in the 63kg category of weightlifting, organized by Bangladesh Powerlifting Association.
Like most women in the country, Nasrin has dedicated her time and energy for her children and for household chores. But a few years ago, Nasrin felt the fitness issue is paramount, so she joined a gym and started taking care about her health and fitness. Her fascination with weight lifting inspired her to take part in the Bangladesh Powerlifting National Championships 2020.
Later, she found that there was no other female participant in her age category (master category). However, Nasrin did not back off and took the audacious decision of competing with the young girls who are the same age as her children, and the rest is history.
Upon interviewing Nasrin said, “Health is not about the weight you lose, it’s about the life you get.”