Asia Cup Archery: Bangladesh gets silver medals losing to India in finals


Bangladeshi archers won silver medals losing to India in all the three gold medal deciding finals of the Asia Cup World Ranking Archery Tournament, Stage-2 on the 5th and final day of the meet in Sulaymaniyah of Iraq on Wednesday.

Bangladesh Archery team bagged three silvers and one bronze to raise their total medal tally to four silvers and four bronze.

In the day’s finals, Bangladesh recurve women’s team fought bravely with their Indian rivals, but Bangladesh recurve men’s team and Ruman Shana in the recurve singles, failed to make good fights against the Indians.

In the recurve women’s team event, Bangladesh team comprising Nasrin Akter, Diya Siddiqui and Shymoly Roy earned the silver medal losing to India by 4-5 sets in tie-breaker as the final match was locked in 4-4 in the first stage.

In the recurve men’s team event, Bangladesh team of Mohammad Ruman Shana, Hakim Ahmed Rubel and Abdur Rahman Alif got silver medal after suffering 1-5 sets defeat against India in the event’s final.

In the recurve men’s singles, Bangladeshi celebrated archer Ruman Shana also failed to display his previous form in the match and settled for a silver losing to Chauhan Mrinal of India by 2-6 sets in the final.

In the recurve women’s singles, Diya Siddiqui took the day’s lone bronze for Bangladesh beating her country mate Shymoly Roy by 7-2 sets.

Earlier on Tuesday, Bangladesh Men’s team of Mohammad Ashiquzzaman, Newaz Ahmed Rakib and Mithu Rahman clinched the silver medal of the compound men’s team event losing to India by 218-224 score in the final.

In the compound women’s singles, Shymoly Roy of Bangladesh grabbed the bronze medal beating her compatriot Suma Biswas of Bangladesh by 140 -134 score in the 3rd place deciding match on Tuesday.

In the compound women’s team event, Shymoly Roy, Bonnya Akter and Suma Biswas of Bangladesh took the bronze medal beating Iraq by 190-177 score.

In the compound mixed team event, Bangladesh pair Mohammad Ashiquzzaman and Shymoly Roy clinched the bronze medal defeating their Iraqi rivals by 152-141 score.

Source: United News of Bangladesh