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13th SAG: Karateist Al Amin secures Bangladesh’s 2nd gold

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Update: 2019-12-03 12:09:07
13th SAG: Karateist Al Amin secures Bangladesh’s 2nd gold Karateist Al Amin

DHAKA: Al Amin Islam earned the second gold medal for Bangladesh in the men's 60kg kumite event in karate at Satdobato International Sports Complex in Kathmandu Tuesday (Dec 03).

Pakistan won the silver while Nepal got the bronze in the same event which was the day's first event of karate.

Earlier on Monday, Bangladesh won its first gold medal in taekwondo when Dipu Chakma clinched gold in the 29+ age category in poomsae event.

On the same day, Humaira Akther Antara bagged Bangladesh’s first medal, bronze, after finishing third in the women's individual kata event in karate at Satdobato Sports Complex in Kathmandu.

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: 1208 HRS, DEC 03, 2019

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