Saturday, 27 November, 2021

BAF announces 15-member squad for Asian Championships

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 6th November, 2021 09:14:35 PM
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Bangladesh Archery Federation (BAF) announced a 15-members squad for the upcoming 22nd Asian Archery Championships, beginning on November 13 at the Army Stadium in Dhaka.
Olympians Ruman Shana and Diya Siddique along with Hakim Ahmed Rubel, Ram Krishna Saha, Abdur Rahman Alif, Beaty Roy, Nasrin Akter and Shraboni Akter will represent Bangladesh in recurve events.
Ashim Das, Newaz Ahmed Rakib, Sohel Rana, Md Ashiquzzaman, Bonna Akter, Suma Bishwas and Shyamoli Roy will represent in compound events.   
The tournament will end at the same venue on November 19. Participants from 17 Asian nations will take part in the meet. They are --  defending champions South Korea, India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Qatar, Vietnam, Yemen, Uzbekistan, Syria, Lebanon and the hosts Bangladesh.
A total of 131 archers – 78 men and 53 women -- 58 officials and 13 judges will take part in the 10 events of the 7-day meet.  
The events are -- recurve men’s singles and teams, recurve women’s singles and teams, recurve mixed teams, compound men’s singles and teams, compound women’s singles and teams and compound mixed teams.
BAF will also host World Archery Asia Congress and a joint training programme. The congress will be held on November 12 at Sheraton in the capital and the training programme will take place from November 21-25 at the Shaheed Ahsan Ullah Master Stadium.  
World Archery President and Hyundai Group Chairman Euisun Chung will present at the congress.
The details of the tournament were disclosed in a logo unveiling ceremony and press conference at a city hotel on Saturday.
BAF President Lieutenant General Mohammad Mainul Islam, BAF Vice-President and City Group Director Mohammad Hasan, BAF General Secretary Kazi Razib Uddin Ahmed Chapal, Bangladesh head coach Martin Frederick and others were present there.
Meanwhile, Bangladesh once hosted the 20th Asian Archery Championships in 2017.