Sadia Islam Mou of Bangladesh made a good start in women's singles Table Tennis of the 5th Islamic Solidarity Games beating her rival from Djibouti by 3-0 straight sets held in the Turkish city of Konya on Sunday.
She will play the next match against her Pakistani rival.
Another Bangladeshi paddler Sonam Sultana Soma, who got walkover against Guyana in the day's other match. will play next match against her rival from Cameroon.
In the men's singles, Mohtasin Ahmed Hridoy of Bangladesh lost to his Iranian rival by 2-3 sets while another Bangladeshi Ramhim Leam Boom lost to his Tajik rival by straight 0-3 sets.
In the women's handball, Bangladesh team conceded 10-51 goals defeat against hosts Turkey.
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Although the formal opening of the Islamic Solidarity Games will be held on Tuesday (Aug 9), but a good number of the competitions have already started and some medals were also decided in Konya.
Fencer Fatema Mujib, who won gold medal in the last SAFF Games, will carry the red and green flag in opening ceremony the Islamic Solidarity Games Konya, 2022 on Tuesday..
An 84-member contingent are representing Bangladesh in the Islamic Solidarity Games Konya' 2022 in eleven disciplines of sports--Athletics, Archery, Fencing, Gymnastics, Handball, Karate, Shooting, swimming, Table Tennis, Wrestling, and Weight-lifting.