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Dhaka Tribune

Shooting legend Sabrina calls it a day after 28 years of success

Update : 26 Apr 2013, 03:50 AM

Sabrina Sultana, by far the most celebratedfemale shooter of the country, has declared toput an end to her illustrious 28-year career after she won the gold medal of the women’s ‘three positions’ event in the ongoing Bangladesh Games yesterday.

This was her second gold medal from the 8th Bangladesh Games.

It surprised no one when Sabrina, the daughter of both shooter parents, decided to make a career in the sport. Growing up in the sport, she ended up overshadowing her parents by a distance, as she decorated her illustrious career with numerous national and international accolades.

Starting her career from the Chittagong Metropolitan Shooting Club in 1985, the 40-year old shooter first came to the limelight with a gold medal win in the 5th Bangladesh Games back in 1992.

From that point on, the 50-meter prone specialist never had to look back and went on to represent her nation in the Sydney Olympics in 2000, in four editions of the commonwealth games and in three versions of the Asian Games.

Sabrina however added that she would stay in touch with the sport even after she stops competing. She is planning to start her career as a coach soon.

“I am satisfied with whatever I have achieved in the last 28-years and now it’s time to call it a day”, said Sabrina.  “I have lived most of my life playing this game and I wouldn’t be able to keep away from it. So I will become a coach only to stay in touch,” she added.

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