Shana makes dismal exit from Asian Archery

Staff Correspondent | Published: 22:45, Nov 25,2019


Bangladesh’s ace archer Ruman Shana was eliminated from the race of men’s recurve individual event in the 21st Asian Archery Championships after he lost in the fourth round to local boy Tanapat Pathairat by 2-6 set points in Thailand, Ba on Monday.

Shana, who directly qualified for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics as the country’s first archer in last June, showed a dismal performance at the Rajamangala National Stadium in Bangkok on the day as he finished 14th among 84 archers. 

The 24-year old archer, who is ranked 10th in the world, secured three medals - one gold, one silver and one bronze - so far in this year.

He took part in the Asian Archery to sharpen his form for the forthcoming SA Games, scheduled to be in Nepal from December 1 to 10.

Besides Shana, Tamimul Islam, Hakim Ahmed Rubel and Sakib Mollah also made their early exits from the men’s recurve individual event of the meet.

In the women’s recurve individual event, Mahanaz Akter Monera, Nasrin Akter, Ety Khatun and Beauty Ray were eliminated from the third round, placing 20th, 24th, 52nd and 60th places respectively.

Meanwhile, Ashim Kumer Das and Sohel Rana were eliminated from the second round of the men’s compound individual event.

Shamoli Ray, Kirar Muskan and Susmita Banik also finished their campaign after they were eliminated from the second round of the women’s compound individual event.

Bangladesh team comprised of Shana and Monera were eliminated from the second round of the recurve mixed team event when they lost to Un Ju Kang and Tae Bom Ri of South Korea by 1-5 set points.

In the compound mixed team event, Bangladesh team comprised of Ashim and Susmita were eliminated from quarter-finals after conceding 154-155 defeat against Chaewon So and Jaewon Yang of South Korea.

Ashim and Susmita reached into the quarter-finals defeating Thai pair Kanyavee Maneesombatkul and Sirapop Chainak by 154-146 scores in the first round.

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