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SAG2019: History as Bangladesh win six golds in archery today

  • Published at 11:45 am December 8th, 2019
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The six gold medals came from the men's and women's recurve and compound team events along with recurve and compound mixed team events


Bangladesh bagged all six gold medals from as many final team events held in archery at the 13th South Asian Games at the Pokhara Stadium in Nepal on Sunday.

The six gold medals came from the men's and women's recurve and compound team events along with recurve and compound mixed team events.

Ruman Shana, Mohammad Tamimul Islam and Hakim Ahmed Rubel won the first gold of the day after beating Sri Lanka by 5-3 sets in the recurve men's team final.

Ety Khatun, Mehnaz Akter and Beauty Roy clinched gold in women's recurve team event after beating Sri Lanka by straight 6-0 sets.

Later, Ruman and Ety bagged third gold in archery after beating Bhutan in the recurve mixed team final. They beat Sonam Dema and Kinley Tsheeing by 6-2 sets.

Compound men's team comprising Sohel Rana, Ashim Kumar Das and Mohammad Ashikuzzaman defeated Bhutan by 225-214 points while women’s compound team comprising Sushmita, Shoma and Shyamoli Roy defeated Sri Lanka by 228-215 in the final to win fifth gold medal in archery for Bangladesh.

In the last archery event of the day, Sohel Rana and Sushmita Banik defeated Nepal in the compound mixed team final by 148-140 to win the sixth gold of the day.

Last time in SAG 1985, Bangladesh won six gold medals swimming discipline. If archers win one more out of rest four events tomorrow it will set a new record.    

With women's cricket teams gold in the respective event, Bangladesh won a total seven gold today, its highest ever gold won in a single day for Bangladesh in the 35-year history of the Games.

Adding these seven, Bangladesh has now won 14 gold medals in the ongoing SA Games in Nepal.