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13th SAG: Bangladesh secure 14 gold medals 

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Update: 2019-12-08 21:16:43
13th SAG: Bangladesh secure 14 gold medals 

DHAKA: Bangladesh made a history by earning 14 gold medals till Sunday (Dec 08) in the regional games outside the country with all the six archery gold medals bagged on Sunday in the seven-nation 13th South Asian Games at Pokhara Stadium, Nepal.

Bangladesh bagged all six gold medals up for grabs in the discipline on Sunday at Pokhara Stadium, Nepal, pushing the country’s total up to 14 in the current edition. 

Bangladeshi archers brought the glory for the country as they clinched all the six team gold medals---men’s recurve, women's recurve, mixed recurve, compound men’s, compound women’s and compound mixed – up for grabs on Sunday.

Apart from the day’s six gold medals in Archery, the Bangladesh women’s cricket team also clinched their first-ever gold medal in the history of the competition beating Sri Lanka.  

On Saturday (Dec 07), Bangladesh bagged three gold medals at the 13th South Asian Games. Fatema Mujib earned seventh gold medal for Bangladesh in fencing while weightlifters Ziarul Islam and Mabia Akter Simanta clinched other gold medals in the men’s 96kg weight category and the women’s 76kg category respectively.

Bangladesh picked up three gold medals earlier on Thursday. Humaira Akhter Antara and Marjan Aktar Priya bagged two gold medals in women's individual under-61kg and under-55kg weight categories in karate respectively while Al Amin secured another gold medal in the men's individual under-60kg weight category in karate.

Dipu Chakma secured the first gold medal for the country after winning the taekwondo poomsae event 29-plus-year category On Monday.

BDST: 2110 HRS, DEC 08, 2019

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