Four out of nine shooters of Bangladesh national shooting team failed to take part in the ongoing ISSF World Cup in the South Korean city Changwon after they were tested Covid-19 positive.
National camp commander Mushtaq Waise, who is with the team in South Korea, confirmed the matter to The Daily Sun and said that they tested positive for Covid after landing at the airport in South Korea last week.
“They are currently in quarantine. They were tested again. The reports may come tomorrow,” he added.
The covid-affected shooters are - Rabbi Hasan Munna, Tamzid Bin Alam, Sajeda Haque and Nafisa Tabasshum Natasha.
The remaining five shooters - Robiul Islam, Yousuf Ali, Kamrun Nahar Koli, Shakil Ahmed and Ardina Ferdous Akhi were eliminated from their respective qualifiers’ events.
Robiul ranked 41 out of 53 with 622 points and Ali ranked 43 out of 53 with 621.3 points in the men’s 10m air rifle individual qualifiers while Koli ranked 44 out of 64 with 622.9 points in the women’s 10m air rifle individual qualifiers, held on Sunday.
Ardina anked 36 out of 37 with 554 points in the women’s 10m air pistol individual qualifiers while Shakil ranked 27 out of 39 with 571 points in the men’s 10m air pistol individual qualifiers that took place on Monday.