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ISSF Grand Prix: Bangladesh shooting team clinch silver medal in Men’s 10m Air Rifles

Bangladesh shooting team clinched silver medal in the Men’s 10-meter Air Rifles of the ISSF Grand Prix in Indonesian capital Jakarta on Saturday.

Bangladesh Men’s team comprising Shovon Chowdhury, Rabbi Hasan Munna and Mohammad Yousuf Ali settled for a silver after losing the day’s final to Tianrul Gai, Zen Joi Lionel Wong and Marat L Veloso of Singapore by 14-16 score.

Earlier, Nafisha Tabasum earned the first medal for Bangladesh, a bronze, in the Women’s 10-meter Air Rifles in her inaugural ISSF Grand Prix on very first day of the competition last Thursday.

The Grand Prix debutant Nafisha pairing with Yousuf Ali, also grabbed another bronze medal in the mixed team event.

Bangladesh Women’s team consisting of Nafisha Tabasum, Syeda Atkia Hasan and Sajida Haque also won the team event’s bronze medal of the Women’s 10-meter Air Rifles scoring 618.2.

In the mixed event of Air Pistol, Bangladesh competitors – Shakil Ahmed and Anjila Amjad- were eliminated from the semifinal stage.

Earlier in the Women’s Air Rifles on Thursday, two other Bangladeshi competitors –Sajida Haque and Atkia Hasan- were eliminated from the semifinal and qualifying round respectively.

In the men’s 10-meter Air Rifles on last Thursday, Bangladeshi shooters Shovon Chowdhury and Rabbi Hasan were eliminated from the 2nd rounds.

However, Shovon finished 5th and Rabbi was placed 6th among the eight participants.

Source: United News of Bangladesh