Bangladesh archery recurve men’s team comprising of Ruman Shana, Hakim Ahmed Rubel and Abdur Rahman Alif failed to earn an Olympic quota as they conceded a 0-6 set points defeat to the Indonesian team comprising of Arif Pangestu, Alviyanto Bagas Prastyad and Riau Salsabilla in the pre-quarterfinal (round of 8) of final qualification tournament for Tokyo Olympics on Saturday in Paris, France.
Bangladesh have ended 9th among 36 nations here. Earlier on the day, the team qualified for the round of 12 of elimination phase ranking 11th. The team scored a total of 1985 where Shana added 668, Alif 659 and Rubel 658.However, the Bangladeshi archers beat the Portugal team comprising of Nuno Carneiro, Luis Goncalves and Tiago Matos by 6-0 set points in the round of 12.
Bangladesh’s women team comprising of Diya Siddiqui, Nasrin Akter, Beauty Roy and Mahanaz Akter Monera will compete for a quota place today while individual participants on Monday.
The main phase of World Cup stage three will be held from June 21 to 27.
The 11-member Bangladesh archery team, including 8 archers and 3 officials, reached Paris on Thursday while started their practice on Friday, an archery official confirmed to The Daily Sun.
Some 39 recurve men’s teams and 28 recurve women’s teams will vie in the Olympic qualification tournament. The top three teams from each category will get the quota.
Bangladesh’s premier archer Ruman Shana has already qualified for Olympics in the recurve men’s singles, but the archery federation is eyeing to earn a quota for recurve men’s team or recurve women’s singles.