13th SA Games

Sarkar snatches silver as archers shine

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8 December, 2019 12:00 AM printer

Sarkar snatches silver as archers shine

Bangladesh female wrestler Rime Sarker brought in silver for Bangladesh at 13th South Asian Games at Kathmandu and Pokhara in Nepal.

Meanwhile, Bangladesh continued to dominate in archery event with Ruman Sana at third spot of Recurve Men Individual (Final Round Ranking) with 686-1 points while Mohammad Tamimul Islam was at second with his 660-4 points.

While, Recurve Women Individual event, Ety Islam came third with 632-1 points while Mahanaz Akter with her 625-2 came in fourth.

In Compound Women Individual meet, Susmita Banik maintained her top spot with 685-1 points while

Suma Biswas was at second spot with 682-2 points.

At Compound Men Individual meet, Ashim Kumar Das held on to the second spot with 688-3 points as Md Sohel Rana stood third with 690-2 points.

Recurve Mixed Team event saw Bangladesh lead the charts with Ety Khatun, Ruman Sana toiling for Bangladesh. While in Compound Mixed Team event Bangladesh were at the top of the table courtesy of Susmita Banik and Md Sohel Rana

Susmita, Suma and Shamoli Ray also made sure that Bangladesh stay at the apex of Compound Women Team event.

Bangladesh also led the Compound Men Team, Compound Mixed Team, Compound Women Team events charts.

Bangladesh had disappointing day yet again in athletics with Bangladesh coming in fourth in Men’s 4x400 Meters Relay race with Md Abu Taleb, Md Masud Rana, Md Saiful Ismail, Mohammad Jahir making the run.

Basketball also yielded frustrating results on the day with as Bhutan women’s Basketball team thrashed Bangladesh 78-19 points at Covered Hall in Tripureshwor.

While Basketball 3*3 event, Bangladesh succumbed to India with 11-21 points at Covered Hall in Tripureshwor. Bangladesh lost both their matches of Handball on the day. Men lost to Pakistan by 17-28 points at Pokhara Covered Hall while Women lost to India by 13-41 points

Earlier on Friday, Bangladesh had yet another mediocre day filled with silver medals at 13th South Asian Games at Kathmandu and Pokhara in Nepal.

Weightlifter Shakhayet Hossain clinched silver medal in the Under-89 Kgs event as he lifted 123 kgs on snacth and 145 Kgs in clean jerk to snatch the silver.

Meanwhile, Bangladesh had some success in golf as they ended the day with 4 silver medals. Mohammad Farhad managed a silver medal in the men’s individual event courtesy of his 282 points.

Mohammad Farhad won silver in the men’s single event, where he scored 282 to come second. Nepal won both the gold and the bronze with a score of 274 and 284 respectively.

In the men’s team event, the Bangladesh team consisting of Mohammad Farhad, Mohammad Samrat, Mohammad Shahabuddin and Mohammad Shafiq won the silver with a score of 856. Nepal won the gold with a score of 836 whereas Sri Lanka won the bronze with a score of 878.

In the women’s single event, Zakia Sultana won the silver with a score of 317 whereas Sri Lanka won both the gold and the bronze.

It was the brave girls of Bengal who shone for Bangladesh by bagging silver medals on the day.

In shooting, Ardina Ferdousi Akhi clinched the silver medal in the ten-metre air pistol category. She fell short of her Indian counterpart to miss the gold.

The other silver medal came from weightlifting event as Rokeya Sultana Sathi took to the second step of the podium in the under-71 kgs women’s event.

The women’s team event also brought silver as the Bangladesh team of Zakia Sultana, Nasima Akter and Sonia Akter ended up on a score of 639. Sri Lanka won the gold in this discipline whereas Nepal won the bronze.

On Tuesday, 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.  

Bangladesh finished 4th in the 12th SA Games 2016 at Guwahati and Shilling of  India clinching a total of 75 medals, including four gold, 15 silver and 56 bronze.

Swimmer Mahfuza Khatun Shila had won two gold medals while shooter Shakil Ahmed and lifter Mabia Akhter Simanta one each.


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