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Bangladesh lose to Korea in recurve mixed team event

  • Sports Correspondent
  • 21 May, 2022 12:00 AM
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Bangladesh archers continued their dismal show in the ongoing Archery World Cup, Stage-2 as they lost to strong Korea by 2-6 set points in the pre-quarterfinal of the recurve mixed team event in the city of Gwangju, Korea on Friday.

 The Bangladesh team featuring Hakim Ahmed Rubel and Diya Siddique could not offer any resistance against Korea as their first set ended in a 38-38 draw but Bangladesh lost the second set by 36-38. The third set ended in a 36-36 draw and Bangladesh eventually lost the fourth set by 35-37.

Earlier, on the way to the pre-quarterfinal, Bangladesh defeated Turkey by 5-3 set points in the round of the 1/12 match. Bangladesh won the first set by 40-36 but lost the second set by 35-36. Bangladesh fought back by winning the third set by 39-38 while the fourth set ended in a 37-37 draw.

Meanwhile, Bangladesh also lost to Korea by 1-5 set points in the recurve men’s team event on Thursday.

In the recurve women’s individual event elimination round, Diya Siddique lost to her Spanish rival Canales Elia by 5-6 set points while in the recurve men’s event matches, ace archer Ruman Shana lost to his India rival Tarundeep Rai by 4-6 set points, Hamik Ahmed Rubel lost to German rival Wieser Mortiz by 2-6 set points and Abdur Rahman Alif lost to his Italian rival Paoli Alessandro by 1-7 set points.