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Asia Cup-World Ranking Archery Tournament

Nasrin shines as Bangladesh clinch three gold medals

  • Sports Correspondent
  • 20 March, 2022 12:00 AM
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Nasrin shines as Bangladesh clinch three gold medals
Players of Bangladesh recurve archery women’s team celebrate after winning gold medal on the final day of the Asia Cup-World Ranking Tournament, Stage-1 in Phuket, Thailand on Saturday. – BAF PHOTO

Bangladesh archers demonstrated a scintillating performance to clinch three gold medals on the final day of the Asia Cup-World Ranking Tournament Stage-1 in Phuket, Thailand on Saturday.

Apart from that, Bangladesh also bagged one silver medal to finish the tournament with four medals including the highest number of gold medals while India ended with the highest number of eight medals that included two gold medals and six silvers.

Bangladesh won both the gold and silver medals in the recurve women’s individual event as Nasrin Akter beat her compatriot Diya Siddique by 6-2 points in the final.

Nasrin was part of the other two gold medal-winning teams as well as her second gold medal came in the recurve women’s team event where she teamed up with Diya and Famida Sultana Nisha defeated India’s Tisha Punia, Ridhi and Tanisha Verma by 5-4 points in tie-breaker of the final.

Nasrin shared another gold winning moment pairing with the country’s premier archer Ruman Shana as the duo defeated India’s Ridhi and Parth Sushant Salunkhe by 5-3 points in the recurve mixed team event final.

Meanwhile, Bangladesh missed all their chances of winning three bronze medals as all the aspirants finished fourth in the recurve men’s individual and team events and in the compound men’s team event.

Hakim Ahmed Rubel lost to Kazakhstan’s Abdullin Ilfat by 2-7 points in the bronze medal-deciding match of the recurve men’s individual event.

Shana, Sagor Islam and Ram Krishna Saha lost to Malaysia’s Khairul Anuar, Bryson Ting Tiew Luing Ting and Zarif Syahiir Zolkepeli by 6-2 sets in the recurve men’s team event bronze-deciding match.

In another bronze-final battle, Bangladesh compound men’s team comprised of Himu Bachhar, Mithu Rahman and Nawaz Ahmed  Rakib lost to the Iranian team comprising Seyed Hesameddin Kowsar, Hamzeh Nekoeei and Mohammadsaleh Palizban by 226-232 points.