DHAKA: Humaira Akther Antara bagged first medal, bronze, for Bangladesh in the 13th South Asian Games finishing third in the women's individual kata event in karate at Satdobato Sports Complex in Kathmandu, Nepal on Monday (Dec 02).
Antara will compete in the women's 61kg kumite event on Tuesday.
Meanwhile, one of country's top karate players, Mohammad Hasan Khan failed to perform up to the expectation as he also won bronze in the men's individual kata event today morning.
This time the mascot of the 13th SAG features ‘Krishnasar’ (the blackbuck antelope). More than 5,000 delegates including 3,250 athletes are going to take part in the 10-day regional meet that features twenty six sports disciplines. Nepal is fielding the highest number of athletes – 597 – and is the only nation to participate in all sports disciplines.
A 621-memebr strong Bangladesh contingent will represent in the regional meet which will be held in Kathmandu and Pokhara with Bangladesh will take part in twenty five disciplines out of twenty six in the South Asian regional biggest extravaganza.
The twenty five disciplines are archery, athletics, badminton, basketball, boxing, cycling, football, golf, fencing, Kho Kho, handball, hockey, judo, kabaddi, karate, shooting, squash, swimming, cricket, table tennis, taekwondo, volleyball, weightlifting, wrestling and wushu.
BDST: 1253 HRS, DEC 02, 2019