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Islamic Solidarity Games: Bangladesh earn one silver, two bronze medals in archery

Bangladesh earned one silver and two bronze medals in archery competition of the ongoing 5th Islamic Solidarity Games in Turkish city Konya on Wednesday.

Bangladesh archery team comprising Roxana Akter, Shymoli Roy and Puspita Zaman clinched the silver medal in the women's compound team event losing to hosts Turkey by 229-222 points in the event's final on Wednesday.

This was the first silver medal for Bangladesh in the ongoing Islamic games that came easily from women's compound team event, participated by only two countries--Bangladesh and host Turkey.

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Bangladesh men's and women's recurve teams also clinched two bronze medals on the day.

Bangladesh men's team consisting of Hakim Ahmed Rubel, Ruman Shana and Sagar Islam won the bronze medal in the men's recurve team event beating Saudi Arabia by 6-0 sets points in a bronze medal deciding match.

Earlier, Bangladesh men's recurve team beat Sudan in the pre quarter final, beat Iran in the quarterfinal and lost to Indonesia in the semifinal.

In the women's recurve team event, Bangladesh team comprising Diya Siddiqui, Nasrin Akter and Beauty Roy won the bronze medal beating Uzbekistan by 6-2 sets points

Earlier, Bangladesh women's recurve team defeated Malaysia in pre quarter final, beat Iran in the quarter final and lost to Indonesia by tie breaker in the semifinal.

Besides, Bangladeshi swimmer Mahmudun Nabi Nahid reached the semifinals of the men's 50-meter butterfly with a timing of 26.22 seconds.

In Karate, Al Amin of Bangladesh advanced to the quarter final of the men's under-60 kgs Kumi competition beating his rival from Yemen .

Source: United News of Bangladesh