DHAKA: Suma Biswas and Md Sohel have won gold medals in compound singles event of women and men in archery in South Asian Games in Nepal on Monday (Dec 09).
Suma beat her Sri Lankan competitor by 142-134 at Pokhara on this morning.
Following Suma’s feat archer Sohel also brought the 16th gold medal for Bangladesh in men’s single event.
The country’s archers bagged all eight gold medals at Pokhara Stadium, Nepal, crating history in the current edition.
Apart from the eight 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 Sunday (Dec 08).
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 (Dec 02).
BDST: 1207 HRS, DEC 09, 2019