Bangladesh to tussle in World Archery C’ship

Sports Correspondent

19 May, 2019 12:00 AM printer

Bangladesh Archery team will compete in the upcoming World Archery Championship-2019 and OG QT World Ranking Event, scheduled to be held in Netherlands on June 10-16.

Archery Media Committee Convener Rafiqul Islam Tipu said on Saturday that the team members are expected to fly for Netherlands on June 5 or 6.

He said that around 10 archers are participating in a training session at the Archery Training Centre at Shaheed Ahsanullah Master Stadium in Tongi under the supervision of head Coach Martin Frederick.

Tipu stated that they will disclose the squad and other details at a press conference on May 30.

The 50th edition of World Archery Championships, a biennial event, will be held in s-Hertogenbosch in Netherlands.

The competition will be considered as the primary qualification tournament for the upcoming Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.

Earlier, Bangladesh took part in stage 2 of Archery World Cup 2019 held in Shanghai on May 6-10.

Bangladesh had a chance to grab the first medal in their second appearance in the World Cup Archery but they managed the fourth slot after conceding a 2-6 sets defeat to South Korea by 2-6 sets in men’s recurve team event.