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Bangladesh earn two golds, India top with four

  • Published at 09:43 pm February 26th, 2019
Archery Dia
Dia of Bangladesh beat Shojamehr Shiva of Iran in the Recurve women's singles

Diya Siddique beat Iran’s Shojamehr Shiva in the Recurve women’s event by 6-4 to win the only individual gold medal for Bangladesh in the four-day long competition that ended on Tuesday

Bangladesh women got two gold medals in the final day of 3rd ISSF International Solidarity Archery Championships 2019 at Shaheed Ahsan Ullah Master Stadium in Tongi as hosts Bangladesh ended at second position in the tournament.

Diya Siddique beat Iran’s Shojamehr Shiva in the Recurve women’s event by 6-4 to win the only individual gold medal for Bangladesh in the four-day long competition that ended on Tuesday.

Bangladeshi women Bonna Akter, Susmita Bonik and Shamoli Roy also won gold as they beat the Indian team consisted of Pragati, Pawar Isha Ketan and Sanchita Tiwary 130-125 in the Compound women’s team event. 

India won four gold medals out of ten to be on top while Iran, Germany, Chinese Taipei and Thailand got one gold medal each.

India also got 10 medals in total as they got three silvers and three bronzes along with their gold medals while Bangladesh got three silvers and four bronzes to finish with nine medals.

India’s Compound men’s team of Chahal Ritik, Jawkar Prathmesh Samadhan and Vidyarthi Chirag beat Bangladesh’s team, which was consisted of Ashim kumar Das, Abul Kashem Mamun and Sheikh Sojeb, 231-228 to win the gold.

In the Recurve men’s team event, India’s Changmai Bishal, Chauhan Karni Singh and Hooda Paras beat Bangladesh’s Ruman Sana, Tamimul Islam and Hakim Ahmed Rubel by 5-1 sets.

The Recurve mixed team of India beat Iran by a comprehensive 6-0 while Pragati beat Germany’s Heignhauser Kristina by 144-136 in the Compound women’s event to win gold.

Bangladesh’s Roman lost 6-2 in the gold medal match of the Recurve men’s event against Thailand’s archer Thepna Denchai to finish with a silver medal.

Chinese Taipei’s Chen Chieh-Lun got the narrowest of victories as he beat Germany’s Laube Macus by 146-145 to win the gold medal of the Compound men’s event.

But Germany’s team for the Compound mixed event beat their Indian counterparts by 156-153 to win their only gold in the tournament.

Iran also won their solitary gold in the Recurve women’s team event as the side beat the Indian team by 5-3 sets.

A total of 108 archers - 62 men and 46 women - from 23 countries took part in the tournament. Golam Dastagir Gazi, minister of Textiles and Jute, distributed the prizes among the winners as chief guest.