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19th Asian Games

Weightlifter Smrity tops in group, hockey team earn second successive win

Smrity became the 1st in the B group of the women's 55kg weight category on the opening day of weightlifting

Update : 01 Oct 2023, 03:07 AM

The Bangladesh hockey team registered their second consecutive victory in the 19th Asian Games men's hockey, beating Uzbekistan by 4-2 goals in the fourth Pool A match held at Gongshu Canal Sports Park Stadium Saturday while Smrity Akter claimed first spot in her respective group in the women's 55kg weight category on the first day of weightlifting.

In hockey, Ashraful Islam gave Bangladesh a deserving lead, converting a penalty corner in the 10th minute, while Ruslan Karimov restored parity in the 17th minute.

Arshad Hossain again nudged Bangladesh ahead in the 21st minute, while Jonibek Oblokulov leveled the margin in the 26th minute.

Ashraful grabbed his second, and Bangladesh's third, converting a penalty stroke in the 42nd minute, while Amirul Islam sealed victory by netting the fourth goal, converting a penalty corner in the 52nd minute.

Bangladesh will play their last group match against formidable India, scheduled to be held Monday at the same venue.

Earlier, Bangladesh suffered a 7-2 defeat against defending champions Japan in the first game and conceded a 5-2 loss against Pakistan in the second match.

Bangladesh, however, bounced back to register a 7-3 win over Singapore in their third game.

Weightlifting

Weightlifting discipline began on the eighth day of the Games.

Bangladesh's weightlifter Smrity became the first in the B group in the women's 55kg weight category on the first day, lifting 160kg.

Four people participated in this group at Xiaoshan Sports Center Gymnasium.

She lifted a maximum of 72kg in snatch and 88kg in clean and jerk.

The medals will be finalized based on the performance of the A group.

Shooting

Bangladesh finished 14th in the 10m air pistol mixed event on the eighth day with two shooters, Shakil Ahmed and Anjila Amzad Antur, scoring 562.

India won gold by scoring 577, China bagged silver and Iran secured bronze in this event.

Bangladesh's Shakil shot 280 while Anjila scored 282.

Golf

At the end of the third round, Bangladesh's Siddikur Rahman placed at No 21 position.

Siddikur played two shots under par in the third round held at West Lakes International Golf Course Saturday.

The ace golfer played 207 shots in three rounds.

Altogether, Siddikur played nine shots less than par.

Another Bangladeshi golfer, Jamal Hossain, played two shots more than par and placed at No 39 position.

He played three shots higher than par in the third round Saturday.

Archery

Bangladesh's promising archery discipline in the Games starts Sunday.

The selection round of men's and women's sections for recurve and compound events will be held on the first day.

Meanwhile, the Bangladesh team held their first practice Saturday at Fuyang Yinhu Sports Center qualification field.

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