Hosts Bangladesh failed to emerge hat-trick time champions in the ISSF International Solidarity World Ranking Archery Championships when they finished runners-up in the third edition of the meet in Gazipur on Tuesday.
Bangladesh emerged champions in the last two editions of the championships with five gold medals in 2018 and six gold medals in the maiden edition in 2017, both held in Bangladesh.
Visiting India broke the host nation’s monopoly by emerging champions in the third edition with 10 medals including four gold, three silver and three bronze while Bangladesh ended second with nine medals including two gold, three silver and four bronze medals.
A number of 16 archers – eight male and eight female – represented Bangladesh in the meet.
Dia Siddiquee won gold in the Recurve Women singles event for Bangladesh when she beat Iranian archer Shojamehr Shiv by 6-4 set points.
Bangladesh won another gold in the Women’s Compound team event as Bonna Akter, Susmita Banik and Shamoly Roy beat Indian team, comprising of Pragati, Pawar lsha Ketan and Sanchita Tiwari by 130-125 set points.
Bangladesh qualified to fight for five gold medals and missed out three chances.
Asim Kumar Das, Abul Kashem and Sheikh Sajib of Bangladesh lost to India’s Chahal Ritik, Jawkar Prathamesh Samadhan and Vidyarthi Chirag by 228-231 in the Compound Men’s team event.
In the Recurve Men’s team event, Bangladesh’s Ruman Sana, Tamimul Islam and Hakim Ahmed Rubel lost to Indian archers Changmai Bishal, Chauhan Karni Singh and Hooda Paras by 5-1 set points.
In the Recurve men singles event, Ruman Sana lost to Thai archer Thepna Denchai by 6-2 set points.
The number of participating countries increased to 25 countries in the third edition compared to 17 and 14 in the second and first editions.
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