Bangladesh recurve mixed pair comprising Hakim Ahmed Rubel and Diya Siddique bagged gold medal in the Archery Asia Cup (Stage 1) 2023 World Ranking Tournament at Taoyuan in Taiwan on Sunday.
The Bangladeshi pair beat Kazakhstan pair Ilfat Abdullin and Alina Ilyassova by 5-3 sets in the final. Coming from 0-2 set points behind, Rubel and Diya scored 2-0, 2-0 and 1-1 set points against IIfat and Alina.
Rubel also clinched bronze in the recurve men’s singles after beating Ilfat by 6-4 sets. Coming from 0-2 set points behind, Rubel scored 1-1, 2-0, 2-0 and 1-1 set points against his Kazak opponents. Diya lost to Mashayikh Syaqiera of Malaysia by 4-6 sets in the day’s bronze-decider match of recurve women’s singles.