Dhaka, Jun 15 (UNB)— Bangladesh’s premier archer Mohammad Ruman Shana, who earlier qualified for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics as the first Bangladeshi archer, bagged the country’s first-ever medal – a bronze - in the World Archery Championships on Sunday.
Competing in the men’s individual recurve, he beat Mauro Nespoli of Italy by 7-1 set points at s-Hertogenbosch in the Netherlands.
Shana conceded a 3-7 set points defeat to Malaysia’s Khairul Anuar Mohamad in the semifinal on Thursday.
But Bangladesh’s first ace archer had confirmed his place for Tokyo 2020 beating Van Den Berg Sjef of Netherlands by 6-2 set points in the quarterfinal.
However, the 24-year-old archer from Khulna has become the second Bangladeshi athlete to qualify for the Olympics on merit after golfer Siddikur Rahman, who took part in the Rio Olympics in 2016.
The ongoing World Archery Championship is considered as the primary qualification tournament for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games.
Shana also defeated two-time world champion Kim Woojin of South Korea by 6-4 set points in the World Championships.
Before the bronze medal game on Sunday, Secretary General of Bangladesh Olympic Association (BOA) Syed Shahed Reza, Bangladesh Archery Federation (BAF) President Lt Gen (retd) M Moinul Islam and General Secretary Kazi Razibuddin Ahmed Chapal had expressed their satisfaction over Shana’s feat of achieving qualification for Olympics.
General Secretary Kazi Razibuddin Ahmed Chapal said, “Shana made us proud and we dedicate our achievements to the country.”
Dhaka, Jun 15 (UNB)— Mohammad Ruman Shana, who has qualified for the upcoming Olympics as the first Bangladeshi archer, will compete for bronze medal of men’s recurve individual of World Archery Championship on Sunday.
He will play against Mauro Nespoli of Italy at 8pm (BdST) at s-Hertogenbosch in the Netherlands.
Shana had lost to Malaysia’s Khairul Anuar Mohamad by 3-7 set points in the semifinal. But he confirmed his quota place for Olympics 2020 by defeating Van Den Berg Sjef of Netherlands by 6-2 set points in the quarterfinal.
The ongoing world championship is considered as the primary qualification tournament for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games.
Shana also defeated two-time world champion Kim Woojin of South Korea by 6-4 set points in the round of 8.
Dhaka, Jun 14 (UNB) – The 13th edition of 2nd Division Hockey League will begin here on Saturday at the Maulana Bhasani National Stadium.
Seven hockey clubs including runners up Dhaka Young Star Club, Dhaka Hockey Club, Rayerbazar AC, Raktim Sangha, Uditi Hockey Club, Tejgaon Agragami Club and East and Green Club are going to participate this year.
On the day’s opening match, Dhaka Hockey Club will take on Tejgaon Agragami at 4pm while the runners up Dhaka Young Star will take on East and Green club at 6:30pm.
The inaugural ceremony will be held at 6pm, said Bangladesh Hockey Federation (BHF) in a press release on Friday.
Earlier, the 12th edition of the league was held in 2017 when Dilkusha Sporting Club emerged champions beating Dhaka Young Star Club by 3-0 goals in the last league match at Maulana Bhasani National Hockey Stadium.