Bangladesh recurve men’s and women’s team advanced into the pre-quarter-finals (round of eight) stage in their respective events after a dismal show in their individual events in the Archery World Cup Stage-3 in Paris on Wednesday.
Ram Krishna advanced to the quarter-final defeating Slovenian archer Strajhar Gasper by 6-2 points in pre-quarters in the recurve men’s individual event.
He beat Spanish archer Castro Daniel by 6-2 set points in the second round and defeated Kazakhstan archer Mussayev Sanzhar by 6-4 set points in the first round.
Bangladesh’s premier archer Ruman Shana placed was 40th in the ranking round but conceded 2-6 defeat against 73rd seed Oliveira Bernardo of Brazil in the first round of elimination stage.
The two other Bangladeshi male archers, 90th seed Mohammad Hakim Ahmed Rubel lost to 23rd seed Indian opponent Atanu Das by 1-7 set points while 95th seed Abdur Rahman Alif lost to 18th seed Van Den Berg Sjef of Netherlands in tie-breaker by 5-6 points.
Nasrin Akter conceded a 3-7 set points defeat to De Velasco Ines of Spain in the second round after a 6-2 win against Kazakh’s Bannova Anastassiya in the first round.
The three other Bangladesh’s female archers Beauty Roy lost to Russia’s Stepanova Inna by 2-6 set points while Diya Siddique suffered 3-7 loss against Horackova Marie of Czech Republic and Mahanaz Akter Monera lost by 2-6 set points against Rebagliati Chiara of Italy in the first round.
The men’s team comprised of Shana, Rubel and Krishna beat Turkish team of AK Samet, Aydin Ali and Gazoz Mete by 5-3 set points in the first round of elimination phase after placing second in the ranking round.
They will now play against USA comprising of Ellison Brady, Williams Jack and Wukie Jacob in the pre-quarters.
The women’s team comprised of Monera, Nasrin and Diya beat Slovenia’s Urska Cavic, Spela Fers and Ana Umer by 6-0 set points in the first round of elimination phase after securing top position in the ranking round.
They will play against Mexico comprised of Roman Aida, Valencia Alejandra and Vazquez Ana in the pre-quarters.
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