Shana, Ety flop in Nat’l Archery

Staff Correspondent | Published: 23:44, Dec 18,2019


A week after wining multiple gold medals in the South Asian Games, Ruman Shana, Ety Khatun and Sohel Rana put a disappointing show in the Teer 13th National Archery Competition now being held in Tongi.

On the second day of the competition at the Ahsan Ullah Master Stadium, Shana finished third in the men’s recurve individual event while fellow triple gold medallists Ety was eliminated from women’s recurve individual quarter-final after losing to Afroza Akter Sathi by 4-6 set points .

Sohel, who won gold medal in men’s individual event compound in SA Games, was earlier on Tuesday eliminated from quarter-final losing to Sajib Sheikh by 140-141.

On Wednesday, Shana lost to Sakib Mollah by 6-2 set points in the semi-final before he beat Rakib Mia by 7-1 set points in the third place-deciding match for a bronze medal.

Ram Krishna Shah won gold in the men’s recurve singles event beating Sakib by 7-1 set points in the final.    

Beauty Roy secured gold medal in the women’s recurve event as she

defeated Mehnaz Akter Monira by 6-0 set points in the final. 

In the men’s compound individual event final, Siam Siddique beat Himu Bachar by 144-140 score to bag gold medal.

‘It’s a good sign for us as we have many archers now competing for the glory. Maybe our SA Games winners took the event lightly and it’s good that others grabbed this opportunity,’ said Bangladesh Archery Federation secretary Kazi Rajib Uddin Ahmed Chapal.

Suma Biswas was the only SA Games gold medallist to win gold medal in her respective event in the national meet as she beat Shamoli Roy by 143-140 in the women’s individual compound event final. 

The three-day long event will end today.

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