Dhaka, Jun 9 (UNB)— Bangladeshi archers will start their World Archery Championship and OG QT World Ranking competition on Monday with an aim to qualify for the upcoming Tokyo Olympics 2020.
The competition is scheduled to take place at s-Hertogenbosch in Netherlands from June 10 to 16.
The ranking rounds of men’s and women’s recurve singles, recurve teams and recurve mixed team events is scheduled to be held on the first day of the competition.
If Bangladesh grab the top-eight spot of the recurve division, they will be able to qualify for the upcoming Tokyo Olympic 2020.
A nine-member team representing Bangladesh (six archers and three officials) reached Amsterdam on Saturday to take part in World Archery Championship 2019.
Among the six archers Roman Shana, Md Tamimul Islam, Md Tamimul Islam and Md Hakim Ahmed Rubel will compete in men’s recurve single, men’s team and mixed team event while Beauty Roy will compete in women’s recurve singles.
Asim Kumar Das and Susmita Bonik will take part in men’s and women’s compound singles and mixed team events.
Around 610 archers from 92 countries will compete in recurve and compound divisions at the 50th edition of World Archery Championships, a biennial event.
Among them 211 archers will compete in men’s recurve events and 161 archers will compete in women’s recurve.
On the other hand, 139 men and 99 women archers are going to compete in the compound divisions.
Also 57 men’s recurve teams, 45 women’s recurve teams, 64 recurve mixed teams, 38 men’s compound teams, 22 women’s compound teams and 45 compound mixed teams will compete this year.
The archers are expected to return home on June 18.
Dhaka, Jun 8 (UNB)— A nine-member Bangladesh team reached Netherlands on Saturday to participate in the World Archery Championship and OG QT World Ranking Event slated to take place at s-Hertogenbosch from June 10 to 16.
A Bangladesh Archery Federation (BAF) official said that the team left Dhaka on Friday at 10am and reached Amsterdam at 8pm (local time).
The competition will be considered as the primary qualification tournament for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games.
Earlier, BAF picked six archers and three officials for their 4th consecutive World Cup Archery after Italy (2011), Turkey (2013) and Denmark (2015).
Roman Shana, Md Tamimul Islam, Md Hakim Ahmed Rubel and Beauty Roy will compete in men’s and women’s recurve singles, team and mixed team events. Asim Kumar Das and Susmita Bonik will take part in men’s and women’s compound singles and mixed team events.
Around 1,610 archers from 92 countries will compete in recurve and compound divisions at the 50th edition of World Archery Championships, a biennial event.
Men’s singles, men’s doubles, women’s singles, and mixed team were included in the recurve division while men’s singles, women’s singles and mixed team were included in the compound division in ranking and elimination rounds.
The archers are expected to return home on June 18.
Paris, June 4 (AP/UNB) — Roger Federer has a chance to take a measure of revenge against friend and fellow Swiss player Stan Wawrinka in the French Open quarterfinals.
Wawrinka beat Federer in straight sets in their last Roland Garros meeting at the same stage four years ago.
Until last week, that 2015 match was also the last time that Federer played in the clay-court Grand Slam tournament, having missed the 2016 edition to rest a sore back then having skipped the clay season altogether the following two years.
Also Tuesday, Rafael Nadal looks to stay on track for a record-extending 12th title in Paris when he faces seventh-seeded Kei Nishikori.
The two women's quarterfinals scheduled are: last year's runner-up and 2017 U.S. Open champion Sloane Stephens vs. recent Italian Open finalist Johanna Konta; and teenager Marketa Vondrousova vs. 31st-seeded Petra Martic.
Dhaka, June 3 (UNB) - Bangladesh gymnastics team have earned 13 gold in the sixteenth Singapore Open Gymnastics held at Singapore on June 1-3.
They also bagged 5 silver and 7 bronze medals in 13 disciplines of junior categories (Age 11 and under, U-11 and U-12 to 14).
The gold medalists are Kader Ali (Floor Exercise), Kilen Murung (Vault), Sajid Haque (Rings and Vault), Quader Ali Haq (Vault), Tonu Roy (Floor Exercise, Parallel Bar, Rings and Pommel Horse), Mong Ching (Parallel Bar) and Tony Mrong (Floor Exercise).
In the U-12 to 14 category, Tonu Roy clinched gold for his individual all-round performance while Ching Mong and Tony Mrong bagged gold for their all-round performance in the U-11 category.
The silver medalists are Kilen Murung (Parallel Bar) Tonu Roy (Vault, High bar), Nijum Khisa (Parallel Bar). Sajid Haque clinched the silver medal in the U-12 to 14 category.
The bronze medalists are Kilen Murung (Floor Exercise, High Bar), Nijum Khisa (Pommel Horse), Sajid Haque (High Bar), Mong Ching (Vault) and Tony Mrong (Parallel Bar).
In the age 11 and under category, Kilen Murung bagged bronze medal.
Dhaka, Jun 3 (UNB) – The first-ever National Junior Baseball Championship 2019 is going to start on July 29 at Paltan Maidan in the capital.
The three-day meet will conclude on July 31, said Bangladesh Baseball-Softball Federation in a statement on Monday.
The championship will allow only the school-level boys while the federation will pick up the best players from the participants to form a national age-level team and will provide them special training under the supervision of a foreign coach.
The interested teams were asked to enroll their names on June 20 at the office room (no. 239) of Bangladesh Baseball-Softball Federation in Maulana Bhashani National Hockey Stadium.