Archer Shana’s dismal show continues

Staff Correspondent | Published: 23:42, Apr 05,2021


Navy team swimmers show victory sign after winning gold medal in the men’s 4x100metre freestyle relay event of the 9th Bangabandhu Bangladesh Games at the Syed Nazrul Islam National Swimming Complex in Mirpur on Monday. — BOA photo  

Bangladesh’s premier archer Ruman Shana continued his dismal run in the 9th Bangabandhu Bangladesh Games at the Shaheed Ahsan Ullah Master Stadium in Tongi on Monday. 

On Monday, Bangladesh Ansar pair of Shana and Najmin Khatun lost to Beauty Roy and Muhammad Tamimul Islam of Police by 5-3 set points in the recurve mixed team event.

Earlier on Sunday, Shana was eliminated in the pre-quarter-final stage of his favourite men’s recurve event after losing to Dhaka Army archery Club’s Juel Khan by 6-0 set points.

Bangladesh Krira Shikkha Protishtan won gold medal in the recurve mixed team event while Ansar clinched gold in the compound mixed team event on Monday. 

BKSP’s Diya Siddeki and Prodipto Chakma beat Army’s Nasrin Akter and Ashikur Rahman by 6-0 set points in the recurve mixed team event final.

Ansar’s Bonna Akther and Aishwarzo Rahman Titas defeated BKSP’s Puspita Zaman and Himu Bachhar by 148-145 in the compound mixed team event to win gold.

At the Syed Nazrul Islam National Swimming Complex in Mirpur, swimmers set four new national records.

Army’s Jewel Ahmed broke his own record in the men’s 50-meter backstroke event, with a timing of 27.97 and his team-mate Foysal Ahmed clocked 4:18.2 minutes in the men’s 400m freestyle, surpassing his own previous record.

Navy’s Kajol Mia broke Jewel’s record in the men’s 200m butterfly event, clocking 2:10.92 minutes.

Navy team comprised of Asif Reza, Mahmudunnabi, Anik Islam and Mahfizur Rahman Sagor clocked 3:37.38 minutes to bag gold in the 4x100 metre freestyle relay, breaking the previous record of 3:38.45 minutes.

In the final day in shooting, Army continued its domination as it bagged 18 medals – eight gold, five silver and five bronze – out of a possible 48, which included 16 gold medals.

Navy finished second with 11 medals — three gold, four silver and four bronze medals.

South Asian Games gold medallist Shakil Ahmed bagged gold for Army in the men’s 50m air pistol event by scoring 516 points.

In the women’s 25m air pistol, Ardin Ferdousi Akhi of Kustia Rifle Club won gold with a score of 551 points.

Navy’s shooter Abdullah Hel Baki bagged gold in the men’s 50metre air rifle event, scoring 1133.  

BKSP shooter Fardin Mohammad Ornob clinched gold in the junior men’s 50metre rifle prone event scoring 580.  

In men’s cricket, Jahangirabad Central Zone defeated Varendra North Zoneby by three wickets in their second match at the at the Shaheed Abdur Rab Serniabat Stadium in Barishal.

Batting first, Varendra scored 235 in 50 overs and Jahangirabad reached 238-7 in 45.1 overs in its reply.

Magura district clinched the women’s football title after beating Brahmanbaria district by 3-2 goals in a tie-breaker at the Bangabandhu National Stadium on Sunday night.

The stipulated time ended on 1-1 with Jesmin Akter and Arpita scoring for Brahmanbaria and Magura respectively in the first half.

Previously, Magura stormed into the final defeating Ansar and VDP by 5-0 goals in the semi-final while Brahmanbaria defeated Rajshahi by 4-3 goals on penalties after the stipulated time ended 1-1.

Meanwhile, Rajshahi secured bronze medal in the eight-team tournament after beating Ansar by 8-1 goals.

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