Bangladesh archer Ruman Shana secured bronze medal in the man’s recurve singles event of the World Archery Championship 2019 beating Italy’s Mauro Nespoli by 7-1 set points at s-Hertogenbosch in the Netherlands on Sunday.
On his way to bronze, Shana made history earlier on Thursday when he became the first-ever archer from Bangladesh to qualify for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games.
He also became the second Bangladeshi athlete to enter into the Olympics directly after golfer Siddikur Rahman, who earned Rio Olympics quota in 2016 as one of the top 60th golfers in the rankings.
The 24-year-old archer from Khulna, Shana beat two-time world champion Kim Woojin of South Korea by 6-4 set points in the fourth round for his Tokyo Olympics confirmation before his run came to an end with 3-7 defeat against Malaysia’s Khairul Anuar Mohamad in the semi-finals.
With Sunday’s feat, Shana has now secured seven medals in international competitions with two-golds, four silvers and one bronze medal.
Shana bagged his first gold medal in the same event of the First Asian Archery Grand Prix in 2014 in Thailand while the second gold came from the International Archery tournament in 2017 in Kyrgyzstan.
He secured a silver medal in March in the same event of the Asia Cup: World Ranking Tournament (Stage-1) in Bangkok, Thailand.
That was followed by one silver each at home in the 3rd ISSF International Solidarity Archery Championships in 2019, 2nd ISSF International Solidarity Archery Championships in 2018 and 3rd South Asian Archery Championship in 2018 all were held in Bangladesh.
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