SA Games: Archery brings 8th gold medal for Bangladesh


Staff Reporter

Bangladesh men’s recurve team comprising of Mohammad Ruman Shana, Mohammad Tamimul Islam and Hakim Ahmed Rubel clinched the gold medal in the team event of archery competition in the 13th South Asian Games at Pokhara Stadium, Nepal on Sunday.

The Bangladeshi archers beat Ravien Kavisha Dalpatadu, Sajeev De Silva and Kumara Herath of Sri Lanka in the final.

Earlier, Bangladesh beat Nepal by 6-0 set points in their semifinal.

This was Bangladesh’s 8th gold medal in the ongoing meet.

On Saturday, Bangladeshi athletes earned three gold medals — two in weightlifting and one in fencing — on the 7th day of the 10-day seven-nation 13th Asian Games in Nepal on Saturday.

Famed lifters Mabia Akhter Simanta and Jiarul Islam bagged two gold medals in weightlifting events of the games in Nepalese tourist town of Pokhara while Fatema Mujib clinched the first-ever gold medal for Bangladesh in women’s fencing at Kirtipur Covered Hall in Nepalese capital of Kathmandu.

On December 3, Bangladesh’s athletes clinched three more gold medals in kumite events of karate of the 13th South Asian Games apart from Dipu Chakma’s gold in taekwondo. unb


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