Hosts Bangladesh dominants ISSF Archery securing five gold medals

Bangladesh emerged champions in the 2nd ISSF International Solidarity Archery Championship securing five gold, five silver and one bronze medal on the closing day of the four-day meet at the Maulana Bhashani National Stadium here on Wednesday.

Bangladesh also clinched the first ISSF Championship crown held in Dhaka last year securing six gold medals and emerged champions for the 2nd successive year by winning four gold medals in the Compound Division and just one in the Recurve Division, reports UNB.

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Deputy Minister for Youth and Sports Arif Khan Joy was the chief guest at the day’s closing ceremony and later he distributed the prizes.

President of Bangladesh Archery Federation (BAF) Lt Gen Mohammad Moinul Islam (retd) and BAF general secretary Kazi Rajibuddin Ahmed Chapal were also present on the occasion.

Banghladeshi Archer Rokhsana Akhter won gold in the compound women’ event of the ISSF International Solidarity Archery Championships beating her Iraq’s rival World champion Fatimah Almashhadani 136-133 at the Maulana Bhasani Hockey Stadium here today.

In an all-Bangladesh final, Kumar Das beat his compatriot Abul Kashem Mamun 140-134 to bag the gold in the compound men’s event.

Bangladesh also won gold in the men and women’s team events beating Iraq 225-205 and Morocco 216-152 respectively. The host won gold medals at four out of the five compound events so far.

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