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Archers off to Switzerland

Staff Correspondent | Published: 23:19, May 16,2021

 
 

Archer Ruman Shana takes a selfie with the other Bangladesh archery team members during their transit-break at the Istanbul Airport on their way to Switzerland on Sunday. — Facebook photo

Bangladesh archery team left for Switzerland on Sunday to take part in Archery World Cup stage-two, scheduled to be held in Lausanne from May 17-23.

The 11-member Bangladesh archery team is comprised of German coach Martin Frederick, eight archers, including three female, and two officials.

This will be the first time that Bangladesh archers will take part in any international competition since their participation in the 13th South Asian Games in December 2019.

Country’s top archer Ruman Shana alongside six other archers Ram Krishna Shaha, Hakim Ahmed Rubel, Tamimul Islam, Beauty Roy, Dia Siddiqui and Menaz Akter Monira will compete in the men’s and women’s recurve division while only Asim Kumar Das will compete in the men’s compound division.

Bangladesh archers will compete in the World Cup stage-two as a part of their preparation before the World Cup stage-three, from June 21 to 27 in Paris, which will be their last chance for the Tokyo Olympics qualification for recurve team event.

Some 236 participants from 35 countries — 128 men and 108 women — are expected to compete in the stage-two in Lausanne.

Bangladesh will have to follow the strict Covid-19 protocols, including three-time tests during their competitions, before flying back home on May 25.

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