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Olympics Archery: Bangladesh qualify for mixed doubles

Bangladeshi celebrated archers Ruman Shana, and Diya Siddique qualified for the round of 16 of the recurve mixed event (mixed doubles) of the Tokyo Olympics Archery at the Yumenoshima Park Archery field Friday.

Diya finished 36th among 64 participants in the ranking round of recurve individual, shooting a career-high 635 points.

Ruman finished 17th among 64 competitors in the ranking round of recurve individual, scoring 662. His career-best is 686 points.

The two Bangladeshi archers scored 1,297 to finish 16th and qualified for the round of 16 of the mixed doubles as the last team, knocking out their nearest rival Canada (1295).

In the mixed doubles, the Bangladeshi pair will face South Korea Saturday.

In the recurve singles, Diya Siddique will play against her Belarusian rival while Ruman will face a British archer.

Ruman Shana directly qualified to compete in the Tokyo Olympics after winning the bronze medal in the recurve men’s singles of the Archery World Championship in June 2019 while Diya Siddique earned the chance to compete in the Olympics after getting a wildcard entry from the organisers.

Source: United News of Bangladesh