Archer Krishna eyes int’l glory

Staff Correspondent | Published: 22:47, Apr 06,2021


Air Force archer Ram Krishna Saha in action during the men’s recurve individual event of the 9th Bangabandhu Bangladesh Games at the Shaheed Ahsan Ullah Master Stadium in Tongi on Tuesday.— BOA photo

Air Force team archer Ram Krishna Saha bagged gold in the men’s recurve individual event on the final day held of the archery events of the 9th Bangabandhu Bangladesh Games at the Shaheed Ahsan Ullah Master Stadium in Tongi on Tuesday.

Krishna defeated Police Archery Club’s Muhammad Tamimul Islam by 6-5 set points in the final of the event.

After excelling in the national event, the 24-year-old is hoping to make a name for himself in the global stage.

‘It was a tough tournament for me as I tied in three games, including the final…I was at risk of losing the final against Tamim, but in the end, I won the medal,’ said  Krishna, who won his first gold at national championship in 2019.

‘My next target is to win gold in the World Archery in Paris in next June -July.’

Meanwhile, country’s ace archer Roman Shana ended the Games empty-handed as he didn’t win a single medal in the competition.

In the day’s other archery events, Army’s Nasrin Akter won gold in the recurve women’s individual event while Roksana Akter of the same team bagged gold in the compound women’s individual event.

Police’s Ashim Kumar Das won gold in the compound men’s individual event.

Bangladesh Krira Shikkha Protisthan team bagged gold in the recurve men’s team event while the Army team won in the compound women’s team event.

Army dominated in archery, as they ended up with eight medals – four gold, one silver and three bronze – followed by Police, who also won eight medals but only two of them were gold.

Archery team bagged eight medals - two gold, two silver and four bronze medals, followed by Ansar with six medals - one gold, three silver and two bronze.

BKSP bagged five medals – two gold, three silver– while Ansar finished with six medals - one gold, three silver and two bronze.

Air Force bagged one gold, Border Guard Bangladesh won one silver and Dhaka DSA have a solitary bronze medal to their name in archery.

In the weightlifting discipline, Ansar’s lifters dominated, bagging three gold medals in their respective event held in Mymensingh.

Army’s Hamidul Islam bagged gold in the men’s 73 kg weight category as he lifted a total of a 258 kg in this event – 140 in clean-and-jerk and 118kg in snatch. 

Ansar’s three lifters Baki Billah, Fulmoti Chakma and Fhima Akter Moyna bagged gold in the 67kg, 55kg and 59kg weight categories respectively.

Baki won gold in the men’s 67kg weight category, lifting a total of 254kg in the event. He lifted 141 in the clean-and-jerk and 113 in snatch.

Fulmoti bagged gold in women’s 55 kg weight category as she lifted a total of 151 kg  – 84 kg in clean-and-jerk and 67 kg in snatch.

In the women’s 59 kg weight category, Moyna won gold after lifting 141kg – 75kg in clean-and-jerk and 66kg in snatch.

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