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Bangladesh claim two bronzes at Asian Vovinam

  • Published at 10:49 pm November 6th, 2018
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Bangladesh's Ariful Islam and Abu Masud Chowdhury pose for photographs after claiming bronze medal at the Asian Vovinam Championship in Bali Monday

A total of 16 countries – Vietnam, Cambodia, India, Afghanistan, Myanmar, Indonesia, Thailand, Philippines, Laos, Pakistan, Hong Kong, Bangladesh, Iran, Iraq, Taiwan and Japan – are taking part in the tournament

Bangladesh claimed two bronze medals at the Asian Vovinam Championship Monday in Bali, Indonesia.

In the -82kg category, Ariful Islam of Bangladesh lost to an Afghanistan opponent in the semi-final, and subsequently won a bronze.

Ariful had defeated a Laos opponent in the quarter-final.

In the -77kg category, Abu Masud Chowdhury also lost to an Iranian opponent in the last four to clinch the bronze.

Masud had defeated a Cambodian opponent in the last eight. 

Meanwhile, Bangladesh coach Salman L Rahman was rewarded as a judge by the Asian Vovinam while Bangladesh Vovinam Association president Dildar Hasan Dilu was nominated as a honourary advisor in the central zone of kick boxing China.

A total of 16 countries – Vietnam, Cambodia, India, Afghanistan, Myanmar, Indonesia, Thailand, Philippines, Laos, Pakistan, Hong Kong, Bangladesh, Iran, Iraq, Taiwan and Japan – are taking part in the tournament.