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Archer Rubel clinches silver for Bangladesh

  • Sports Correspondent
  • 26 December, 2022 12:00 AM
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Archer Rubel clinches silver for Bangladesh
Bangladesh archer Hakim Ahmed Rubel celebrates after winning the silver medal against Kazakhstan Abdullin Ilfat on Sunday. – BAF PHOTO

Archer Hakim Ahmed Rubel clinched a lone silver medal in the Asia Cup World Ranking Tournament Stage 3 in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates on Sunday.

Bangladesh’s best achievement in the competition as Rubel finished runners-up in the recurve men’s individual event on the final day.

Rubel, who ranked top in this event with his career-best score of 678 to storm into the elimination stage, lost the final by 6-4 sets points against Kazakhstan’s Abdullin Ilfat. Rubel earlier confirmed the final berth by beating South Korea’s Kang Minseung in the tie-breaker and won the match by 6-5 set points in the semifinal.

Rubel defeated India’s Akash by 6-4 set points to qualify for the last-four after winning over Wan Chun Kit of Hong Kong by 6-4 set points and Vietnam’s Nong Van Linh in the tie-breaker by 6-5 set points to reach the quarterfinal.

Bangladesh could have managed two bronze medals in the recurve division but failed to do so as they lost to their opponents Kazakhstan 2-6 in the recurve men’s team and Uzbekistan 3-5 in the recurve mixed team events.

Including the day’s silver, Bangladesh won four medals in this competition as Nawaz Ahmed Rakib won bronze in the compound men’s individual event while the other two bronze came from the compound men’s team event and compound mixed team event.The archery team are expected to return home today.