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Bangladesh mixed team look to clinch maiden gold medal

South Korea dominate on day sixth

  • Sports Correspondent
  • 19 November, 2021 12:00 AM
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Bangladesh mixed team look to clinch maiden gold medal
South Korea compound women’s team celebrate after winning the gold medal beating Iran at the Bangladesh Army Stadium in the capital on Thursday. – BAF PHOTO

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Bangladesh archers Hakim Ahmed Rubel and Diya Siddique are eyeing to make history as South Korea dominated on the day sixth of winning four out of five gold medals in the compound events of the ongoing 22nd Asian Archery Championship at the Bangladesh Army Stadium in the capital on Thursday.

Bangladesh will take on their Korean counterparts in the gold deciding to recurve mixed doubles event final today (Friday) at the same venue.

A total of five gold deciding events were held with India won the remaining one gold medal this day. In the compound women’s team event, Korea beat Iran by 235-229 scores in the final to win the gold medal and they also maintained their domination in the compound men’s team event beating Kazakhstan by 236-235 scores in the contested final.

In the compound mixed team event, Korea won the gold medal beating India 155-154 scores in the final while in the compound men’s singles event, Korean archer Kim Jongho beat Verma Abhishek of India 149-148 scores to win gold in the exciting final.

In the compound women’s singles event, Vennam Jyothi Surekha of India won the gold medal beating Oh Yoohyun of Korea 146-145 scores in the final of the tournament.

On the last day of the ongoing championship, Rubel and Diya reached the final of the tournament for the first time defeating Korean Ryoo Su Jung and Lee Seungyun pair in the third event of the last day of the meet. Ahead of the final, both the archers found very much optimistic to win the gold.

Bangladesh team reached into the final of an event of the championships for the first time after a close-run 5-4 win over a strong India in an exciting semifinal.

Earlier on Wednesday, Bangladesh archery team wrote a new history as their men’s and women’s recurve teams earned two bronze medals in the ongoing tournament.