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SA Games: Archery brings three more gold medals for BD

| Updated: December 08, 2019 16:26:31

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Bangladesh clinched three more gold medals – all in archery - in the 13th South Asian Games at Pokhara Stadium, Nepal on Sunday.

The Bangladeshi archers bagged the gold medals in men’s recurve team event, women's recurve team event and recurve mixed team event.

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

Bangladesh women's recurve team comprising of Eti Khatun, Mehnaz Aktar Monira and Beauty Roy beat Thisari Madushika Silva, Rehana Tayabally and Malsha Dilhani of Sri Lanka in the women's recurve team final to bag the 2nd gold for Bangladesh on the day.

Besides, Bangladesh recurve mixed team of Mohammad Ruman Shana and Eti Khatun beat Sonam Dema and Kinley Tshering of Bhutan for the third gold, UNB reports. 

With this, Bangladesh have so far bagged 10 gold medals 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. 

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