Bangladesh win six gold medals

Hosts Bangladesh have won six gold medals in South Asian Archery Championship.

The local archers also secured five silver medals and a bronze in the competition that ended at the Bangladesh Krira Shikkha Protisthan or BKSP on Tuesday.

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India, who played younger players, won four gold medals, five silver and three bronze.

“I didn’t take any pressure as I know Rumman Bhai is more experienced than I am. Besides this, I would win the silver even if he beat me,” Ibrahim said.
The 17-year old also recalled the loss in his first competition abroad in last year’s tournament.

“I was afraid that time, and you can’t win a match when you are afraid,” he said.

He said his target is to play in the upcoming Youth Olympics.

The recurve men’s team of Rumman, Ibrahim and Tamimul Islam won the gold by beating India.
In the recurve mixed final, Rumman and Nasrin Akhter beat India’s Sumedh V Mohod and Himani Kumari.

Nasrin, however, lost the gold to Himani in recurve women’s singles final.

India also won gold in recurve women’s team event.

In compound women’s singles final, Roksana edged her Bangladeshi rival Sushmita Banik.

Asim Kumar Das and Bonya Akter clinched the gold for Bangladesh in compound mixed team event by beating India’s Kunderu Venkatadri and Isha Ketan Pawar.

In compound men’s team event, AKM Mamun, Ashim Kumar Das and Ashikuzzaman Anoy featured in the Bangladesh team that beat India.

However, Bonya, Sushmita and Roksana were defeated by India in compound women’s singles.

The compound men’s singles gold went to Venkatadri. The Indian archer beat his compatriot Harish Parashar.

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Rafiuzzaman Sifat

Md. Rafiuzzaman Sifat, a CSE graduate turned into journalist, works at News Hour as a staff reporter. He has many years of experience in featured writing in different Bangladeshi newspapers. He is an active blogger, story writer and social network activist. He published a book named 'Se Amar Gopon' inEkushe boi mela Dhaka 2016. Sifat got a BSc. from Ahsanullah University of Science & Technology, Bangladesh. He also works as an Engineer at Bangla Trac Communications Ltd. As an avid traveler and a gourmet food aficionado, he is active in publishing restaurant reviews and cutting-edge articles about culinary culture.
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